We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...