Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Usually we praise only to be praised.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...