People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...