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
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.