What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to...
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of...
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.