We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.