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
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.