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 promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.