We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.
Ingratitude is treason to mankind