Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....