We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.