Hope is the last thing that dies in man.

-Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Some people are so extremely whiffling and inconsiderable that they are as far from any real faults as from substantial virtues.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We often are consoled by our want of reason for misfortunes that reason could not have comforted.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness. Francois de La Rochefoucaul
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable, and have every word received with a religious respect.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade. Francois de La Rochefouc
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, letter to Joseph Gillespie, July 13, 1849 Friendship is insipid to those who have experienced love.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Not all who discharge their debts of gratitude should flatter themselves that they are grateful.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in conversation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Few know how to be old.