Pride more often than ignorance makes us refuse to accept new ideas: finding the first places taken in the intellectual parade, we refuse to take the last.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.
Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of judgment.
We should not judge of a man's merit by his good qualities, but by the use he can make of them.
There are two sorts of constancy in love-one arises from continually discovering in the loved person new subjects for love, the other arises from our making a merit of being constant.
We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.
If one judges love by the majority of its effects, it is more like hatred than like friendship.
Source: his book, Les Maximes
It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists or simulate it where it does not.
There is only one sort of love, but there are a thousand copies.
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