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
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing...