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
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.