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
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.