The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...