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 do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
We may sooner be brought to love them that hate us, than them that love...
Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of...
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about...
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more...
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.