It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...