Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition to love.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
It is not in the power of even the most crafty dissimulation to conceal love...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable,...
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred...
What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that...
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.