We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally appear disguised before ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...