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
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake,...
To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense
Never get out of bed before noon