One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.