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
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...