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
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.