We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
When a man's acts are honest and just, it is hard to know if they result from righteousness or cleverness.
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Hypocrisy is homage paid by vice to virtue.
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
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