A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.