We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...