Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from
ambition to love”

“The heart is forever making the head its fool”

“When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes”

“Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being”

“You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to find a woman who has had just one”

“If there be a love pure and free from the admixture of our other passions, it is that which lies hidden in the bottom of our heart, and which we know not ourselves”