Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
We often pass from love to ambition, but we hardly ever return from ambition to...
Love, like fire, cannot subsist without constant impulse; it ceases to live from the moment...
The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than merit itself
Innocence is lucky if it finds the same protection as guilt
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is...
In the old age of love as in life we still survive for the evils,...
We may give advice, but we can't inspire conduct
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to...
Though confidence is very fine, and makes the future sunny; I want no confidence for...
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate...
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it
The pleasure of love is in loving.
The pleasure of love is in the loving; and there is more joy in the...
Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as...
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
Love is a wild bird that no one can tame. It's useless to chase it...