Top 10 Quotes by Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To understand matters rightly we should understand their details; and as that knowledge is almost infinite, our knowledge is always superficial and imperfect.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Reconciliation with our enemies is simply a desire to better our condition, a weariness of war, or the fear of some unlucky thing from occurring.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everthing which is beyond their range.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Our repentances are generally not so much a concern and remorse for the harm we have done, as a fear of the harm we may have brought upon ourselves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit. Francois de La Rochefoucaul

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude. Francois de La Rochefoucaul
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There is an excess both in happiness and misery above our power of sensation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. Francois de La Rochefoucauld