In jealousy there is more of self-love than love
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
The confidence which we have in ourselves engenders the greatest part of that which we...
Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking...
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives...
Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out a candle,...
In the old age of love as in life we still survive for the evils,...
Fortune and humor govern the world.
In their first passion women love their lovers, in all the others they love love.
Of all the violent passions the one that becomes a woman best is love.
If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.
Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as...
The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than merit itself
We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love is our...
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
Nothing is given so profusely as advice
There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when...
Most women do not grieve so much for the death of their lovers for love's-sake,...
If we are to judge of love by the consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
Not to watch your workmen is to lose your money.