We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Taste may change, but inclination never.