We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.