The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...