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
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
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.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...