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
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.