The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel than the severest treatment at the hands of one loved.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...