However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Rare True Love Less
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
Great Ones Ones Mediocre
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
True Friend Take Greatest
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Some People Others
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Self-Love Contains More
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
Talent Lesser Much
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
Disguise Others Become
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
His Her Mightily
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may think them considerable enough to be the envy and the mark of fortune.
Being Enough Conceited