The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.