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
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.