Top 10 Quotes by Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We are inconsolable at being deceived by our enemies and being betrayed by our friends, yet we are often content in be being treated like that by our own selves.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment. Francois de La Rochefoucaul

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The passions do very often give birth to others of a nature most contrary to their own. Thus avarice sometimes brings forth prodigality, and prodigality avarice; a man's resolution is very often the effect of levity, and his boldness that of cowardice and fear.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves. Francois de La Rochefoucaul

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
To establish oneself in the world, one does all one can to seem established there already.
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Politeness of the mind is to have delicate thoughts

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The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice. Francois de La Rochefouc
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We do not lack strength so much as the will to use it; and very often our imagining that things are impossible is nothing but an excuse of our own contriving, to reconcile ourselves to our own idleness.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to find a woman who has had just one.