There is more self-love than love in jealousy
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.