Jealousy is the greatest of all evils, and the one which arouses the least pity in the person who causes it.
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
The pleasure of love is in loving, and we derive more happiness from the passion...
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a...
Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking...
Nature makes merit, and fortune puts it to work
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than...
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
The confidence which we have in ourselves engenders the greatest part of that which we...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever
The love of glory, the fear of disgrace, the incentive to succeed, the desire to...
It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but...
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as...
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate...
We may give advice, but we can't inspire conduct
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Few people know death, we only endure it, usually from determination, and even from stupidity...
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be...
If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
Flattery is all right if you don't inhale
The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by...
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.