Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate and unfortunate in being cured of them.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
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...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing...
Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life.