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
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.