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
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is...
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
The mind cannot long play the heart's role.
Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once...
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that...
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see...
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.
Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of...