The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or admired.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...