Top 10 Quotes by Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Self-love increases or diminishes for us the good qualities of our friends, in proportion to the satisfaction we feel with them; and we judge of their merit by the manner in which they act towards us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Whatever good things people say of us, they tell us nothing new. Francois de La Rochefouc

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Idleness and constancy fix the mind to what it finds easy and agreeable. This habit always confines and cramps up our knowledge; and no one has ever taken the trouble to stretch and carry his understanding as far as it could go.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Nothing is more contagious than example, and no man does any exceeding good or exceeding ill but it spawns new deeds of the same kind. The good we imitate through emulation, the ill through the malignity of our nature, which shame keeps locked up, but example sets free.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Some beautiful things are more dazzling when they are still imperfect than when they have been too perfectly crafted.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Fancy sets the value on the gifts of fortune.