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
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...