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
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin.