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
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them...
This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows...
Young love is two hearts with only one thing in mind.