Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and activity of it.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests,...
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than...
Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new.
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil...
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of...
We always get bored with those whom we bore.
Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.
Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving; and...
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to...
The awkward moment when you're eating dinner at someone else's house and you don't like...
Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.