We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...