There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Taste may change, but inclination never.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...