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
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient...
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.
Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting....
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.