Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.