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
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...