Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.