Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Taste may change, but inclination never.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...