We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.