The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as it does in his speech.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...