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...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...