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
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy
There is nothing men are so generous of as advice.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating...
The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them...
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity...