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
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.