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?
Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
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.
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.
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
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