We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive and dissemble with ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...