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
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...