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
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they...
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...