Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
A friend is known when needed.
A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.