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
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of...
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...