There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things; it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves.
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...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...