Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.