Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.