We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...