Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Lovers never get tired of each other because they are forever talking about
themselves”

“Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it”

“All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense”

“If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me!”

“To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation”

“A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice”

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“In love we often doubt what we most believe”

Love Quotes, Francois de La Rochefoucauld Love Quotes

“Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as a wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire”

“One forgives to the degree that one loves”

“The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her”

“There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations”

“Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another”

“However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship”

“The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken”

“It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he ceases to be loved”

“It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures”

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from
ambition to love”

“The heart is forever making the head its fool”

“When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes”

“Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being”

“You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to find a woman who has had just one”

“If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions, it is that which lies hidden in the bottom of our heart, and which we know not ourselves”

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred
than affection”

“Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty”

“We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom we admire”

“We pardon to the extent that we love”

“The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about themselves”

“The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a second”