Usually we praise only to be praised.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
Taste may change, but inclination never.