Meaning of When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness. Quote by Francois de La Rochefoucauld.
What would a narrative of happiness be like? All that can be described is what prepares it, and then what destroys it.
A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
If you wish to make Pythocles rich, do not add to his store of money, but subtract from his desires.