The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.