The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a second.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.