We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.