We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.