A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on ambition, generosity, interest, order, and security

What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 83 (1678)

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