In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...