When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of...
To love a thing means wanting it to live