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
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it...
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.