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
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his...
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that...