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
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...