We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to be.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks...
It is better to be deceived by one's friends than to deceive them.