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 prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.