We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...