What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
No men are oftener wrong than those that can least bear to be so.
The heart is forever making the head its fool.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans...
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
We are sometimes as different from ourselves as we are from others.
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune...
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the...
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of...
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.