The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.