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
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
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.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...