We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We pardon to the extent that we love.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...