We should not judge of a man's merit by his good qualities, but by the use he can make of them.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
The mind cannot long act the role of the heart.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
However brilliant an action, it should not be esteemed great unless the result of a great motive.
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.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
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