We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...