We pardon to the extent that we love.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
The pleasure of love is in loving. We are much happier in the passion we feel than in that we inspire.
Source: Maxim 259.
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range.
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?
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.
Happiness and misery depend as much on temperament as on fortune.
One is never so happy or so unhappy as one thinks.
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.
We are never so happy, nor so unhappy, as we suppose ourselves to be.
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