Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Taste may change, but inclination never.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.