Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all...