Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.