People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may think them considerable enough to be the envy and the mark of fortune.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We pardon to the extent that we love.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be...
Why should a man's mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations...