The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.