We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...