We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.