If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions, it is that which lies hidden in the bottom of our heart, and which we know not ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.