We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...