If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
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.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.