The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...