We often pass from love to ambition, but we hardly ever return from ambition to love
Quote by Francois La Rochefoucauld
The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than...
Politeness of the mind is to have delicate thoughts
Nothing is given so profusely as advice.
Most women do not grieve so much for the death of their lovers for love's-sake,...
When love becomes labored we welcome an act of infidelity towards ourselves to free us...
If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength
The heat of youth is not more opposed to safety than the coldness of age.
The happiness or unhappiness of men depends no less on their dispositions than on their...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune
Love is a wild bird that no one can tame. It's useless to chase it...
Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking...
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be...
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love
The pleasure of love is in loving, and we derive more happiness from the passion...
Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they...
The love of glory, the fear of disgrace, the incentive to succeed, the desire to...
Since in a net I seek to hold the wind.
What we desire our children to become, we must endeavor to be before them
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Fear created the first gods in the world
The spiritual meaning of love is measured by what it can do. Love is meant...