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
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.