We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they...
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.