Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...