However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...