True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.