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
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.