Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos Quotes

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Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos Quotes

The real way of vanquishing scruples is to leave those who have them nothing to lose.
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I can see that you're in love, but only in a very narrow sense. It's the love of someone that finds charms and qualities in a woman that she doesn't actually have, who puts her in a class apart with every one else in second place, and who stays attached to her even while he's abusing her.

— Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos

You may conquer her love of God: you will never overcome her fear of the devil.

— Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos

I am astonished at the pleasure one experiences in doing good; and I should be tempted to believe that what we call virtuous people have not so much merit as they lead us to suppose.

— Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos

He'd call me false and faithless and I've always had a weakness for those two words; next to cruel, they're the nicest words for a woman to hear, and not so hard to earn.

— Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos

Like most intellectuals he is intensely stupid.

— Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos

All publicity is good publicity.

— Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos

Will you, then, never grow weary of being unjust?

— Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos

I perceive your lovers purely as the successors of Alexander the Great, incompetent joint rulers of an empire where I once ruled supreme.

— Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos

Your orders are charming; your manner of giving them still more delightful; you would make tyranny itself adored.

— Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos

But where shall happiness be found if a reciprocal love does not procure it?

— Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos

Fools are here below for our minor pleasures.

— Pierre-Ambroise Choderlos De Laclos

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