We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.