Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
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...
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.