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
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.