We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.