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 come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
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.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.