Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.