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
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...