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
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors