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
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.