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
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
We pardon to the extent that we love.