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
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.