Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Jealousy is the injured lover's hell
Oh, the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling. It's the unraveling and it undoes all...
Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass...