François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

 

“Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.”
― Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

 

 

“If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
― Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

 

 

“We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.”
― François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger.”
― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“There are some people who would never have fallen in love if they had not heard there was such a thing.”
― Francois La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us.”
― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.”
― Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it.”
― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“Hypocrisy is a tribute that vice pays to virtue.”
― Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“The truest way to be deceived is to think oneself more knowing than others.”
― Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

 

 

“Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we resort to to hide them.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“Thinkers think and doers do. But until the thinkers do and the doers think, progress will be just another word in the already overburdened vocabulary by sense.”
― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it. ”
― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“Everyone complains of his memory, and no one complains of his judgment.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

 

“Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily.”
― La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“In love we often doubt what we most believe.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“How can you expect another to keep a secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves?”
― Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“We would often be ashamed of our best actions if the world only knew the motives behind them.”
― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“Second-rate minds usually condemn everything beyond their grasp.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“One may outwit another, but not all the others.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in conversation.”
― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“It is with true love as with ghosts and apparitions: Every one talks of it, and scarcely any one has seen it”
― La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“We have no patience with other people’s vanity because it is offensive to our own.”
― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“We forgive so long as we love.”
― Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“How rare true love maybe, it is less so than true friendship.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
― François de la Rochefoucauld

 

 

“It is more shameful to distrust one’s friends than to be deceived by them”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“In jealousy there is more of self-love than love”
― Francois De La Rochefoucault

 

 

“Passion often makes a madman of the cleverest man, and renders the greatest fools clever.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“He who lives without folly is not as wise as he may think.”
― La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“All passions make us commit faults, but love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.”
― Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“Passion often makes fools of the wisest men and gives the silliest wisdom.”
― Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld

 

 

 

“People would never fall in love if they hadn’t heard love talked about.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.”
― La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others.”
― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.”
― Duc De La Francois Rochefoucauld

 

 

“We always like those who admire us; we do not always like those whom we admire”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

“Extreme boredom provides its own antidote.”
― Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld

 

 

 

“If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld

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