What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
We pardon to the extent that we love.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.