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
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.