If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.