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
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.