Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...