We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Jealousy is not so much the love of another as the love of ourselves.
The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as...
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.