There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other.
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to...
The heat of youth is not more opposed to safety than the coldness of age.
Old men are fond of giving advice to console themselves for being no longer in...
Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass...
If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
The veracity which increases with old age is not far from folly.
We may give advice, but we can't inspire conduct
We often pass from love to ambition, but we hardly ever return from ambition to...
We may give advice, but we can't inspire conduct.
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as...
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be...
Age is a tyrant who forbids at the penalty of life all the pleasures of...
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering injustice.
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a...
The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than merit itself
The awkward moment when someones voice doesn't match their appearance.
The appearance of a single great genius is more than equivalent to the birth of...
The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance.