We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...