Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...