Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.