Hope is the last thing that dies in man.

-Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and activity of it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
However wicked men may be, they do not dare openly to appear the enemies of virtue, and when they desire to persecute her they either pretend to believe her false or attribute crimes to her.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the management of them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue. Francois de La Rochefoucaul

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Magnanimity is sufficiently defined by its name, nevertheless one can say it is the good sense of pride, the most noble way of receiving praise.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

No man can love a second time the person whom he has once truly ceased to love.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade. Francois de La Rochefouc
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones. Francois de La Rochefoucaul

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade. Francois de La Rochefouc