We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love us more than we would have them do.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...