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
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.