Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
What makes the pain we feel from shame and jealousy so cutting is that vanity...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.