Aphorisms by author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A woman in love will forgive a big indiscretion, but not a little infidelity.
By theme : Love
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love long, where it really is, nor to counterfeit it long, where it is not.
By theme : Love
We think very few people sensible except those who are of our opinion.
By theme : Behavior Reason
A fashionable woman is always in love - with herself.
By theme : Fashion Love Women
We easily forget crimes that are known only to ourselves.
By theme : Behavior Psychology
To know how to hide one`s ability is great skill.
By theme : Knowledge
Selfishness is the grand moving principle of nine-tenths of our actions.
By theme : Egoism
Stupid people never forgive nor forget, the naive forgive and forget, the wise forgive but never forget.
By theme : Behavior Relations Wisdom
You can find women who have never had a lover, but it is difficult to find those who have only one.
By theme : Women
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
By theme : Psychology Thought
The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has sought after them.
By theme : Wit Women
The less you trust others, the less you will be deceived.
By theme : Behavior
Love, like fire, cannot subsist without continual movement: so soon as it ceases to hope and fear, it ceases to exist.
By theme : Love
It is the prerogative of great men only to have great defects.
By theme : Men Person
The vices enter into the composition of the virtues, as poisons into that of medicines. Prudence collects and arranges them, and uses them beneficially against the ills of life.
By theme : Vice
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
By theme : Relations
The reason why lovers and their mistresses never tire of being together is that they are always talking of themselves.
By theme : Love
The qualities we have do not make us so ridiculous as those, which we affect to have.
By theme : Behavior Psychology
Our enemies are nearer the truth in their opinion of us than we are ourselves.
By theme : Relations Truth Wisdom
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
By theme : Behavior Psychology
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