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
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...