We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...