There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...