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
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.