We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Famous Love Quotes
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.