Fortune and humor govern the world.
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever
If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.
The veracity which increases with old age is not far from folly.
A woman often thinks she regrets the lover, when she only regrets the love
Love, like fire, cannot subsist without constant impulse; it ceases to live from the moment...
Nothing is given so profusely as advice
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
Little minds are too much hurt by little things; great minds are quite conscious of...
Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to...
Jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it
The pleasure of love is in loving, and we derive more happiness from the passion...
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
The confidence which we have in ourselves engenders the greatest part of that which we...
Youth changes its tastes by the warmth of its blood, age retains its tastes by...
The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than merit itself
Age is a tyrant who forbids at the penalty of life all the pleasures of...
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
The pleasure of love is in loving; we are happier in the passion we feel...
A woman who is loved always has success
When a heart finds another, what's a cloud more or less in the sky?
The essence of poetry is will and passion.