Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.