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
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...