Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.