In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...