Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out a candle, and blows in a fire.
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.
The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than merit itself
Nothing is given so profusely as advice.
If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
Little minds are too much hurt by little things; great minds are quite conscious of...
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome...
It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but...
When love becomes labored we welcome an act of infidelity towards ourselves to free us...
Love is like the ocean waves, it either has it high or low times and...
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as...
Of all the violent passions the one that becomes a woman best is love.
We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we...
Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to...
Innocence is lucky if it finds the same protection as guilt
Nature makes merit, and fortune puts it to work
Love is a wild bird that no one can tame. It's useless to chase it...
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.