We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.