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
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.