True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...