We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors