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
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
We often speak of love when we really should be speaking of the drive to...
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
We loved with a love that was more than love.