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
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to...