We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom we admire.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.