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
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.