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
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...