Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with...
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
I adore himï¿½ I have never been so happy. I have real love.
And now, I am dying beyond my means.
Don't you get it? This very second you could be doing something you love and...