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
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...