Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Love bears it out even to the edge of doom.
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.