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
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Taste may change, but inclination never.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...