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
Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation...
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we finally...
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
There are very few things impossible in themselves; and we do not want means to...
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a...
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure...
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.