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
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...