We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Usually we praise only to be praised.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.