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
Those that have had great passions esteem themselves for the rest of their lives fortunate...
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to...
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions,...
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.