However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.