There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...