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
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.