We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see all the motives upon which they were done.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
While God waits for His temple to be built of love, Men bring stones.
There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
All mankind loves a lover.