We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.