We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.