Fertility of mind does not furnish us with so many resources on the same matter, as the lack of intelligence makes us hesitate at each thing our imagination presents, and hinders us from at first discerning which is the best.
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
Of all the violent passions the one that becomes a woman best is love.
The confidence which we have in ourselves engenders the greatest part of that which we...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
Innocence is lucky if it finds the same protection as guilt
In the old age of love as in life we still survive for the evils,...
Confidence in nonsense is a requirement of the creative process
When love becomes labored we welcome an act of infidelity towards ourselves to free us...
Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set...
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.
All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be...
Fortune and humor govern the world.
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we...
For I don't care too much for money, For money can't buy me love.
When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few...
The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up, and not down;...