The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others
Quote by François De La Rochefoucauld
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.