We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom we admire.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...