Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
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In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
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The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...