The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...