Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable, and have every word received with a religious respect.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.