The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about themselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.