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
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...