We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....