We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Famous Love Quotes
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...