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
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.