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
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.