However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...