We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Usually we praise only to be praised.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...