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
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.