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
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...