We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...