There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We pardon to the extent that we love.
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope
Hope of gain lessens pain.