The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind, and they are in continual danger of breaking…
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...