The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others
Quote by François De La Rochefoucauld
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.