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 sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...