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
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...