We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us an occasion of expressing our affection and solicitude.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.