We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...