I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don't know where I would be without it.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.