However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...