We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.