We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he...
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives...
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.