What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for…
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either...
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...