We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Famous Love Quotes
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...
We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.