When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...