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.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.