Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
If I love you Wednesday, What is that to you? I do not love you...
So that we can truly admire this wonderful painting we will have to know ourselves...
Love is a many splintered thing.