We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see all the motives upon which they were done.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper,...
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part...
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...