Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part of that blame and that commendation is due which is given to the actions themselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...