Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.