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 happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...