Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range.
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
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.
The head is ever the dupe of the heart.
When a man's acts are honest and just, it is hard to know if they result from righteousness or cleverness.
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