Francois de La Rochefoucauld

François de La Rochefoucauld may refer to: François de La Rochefoucauld (writer) (1613–1680), French author François de La Rochefoucauld (cardinal) (1558–1645), French cardinal of the Catholic Church François de La Rochefoucauld, marquis de Montendre (1672–1739), Field Marshal of the British Army François Alexandre Frédéric de La Rochefoucauld, Duke of La Rochefoucauld (1747–1827), French social reformer François, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1765–1848)

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Francois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Age

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

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Great

It is not enough to have great qualities We should also have the management of them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Best

Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Best

In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Best

We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Best

We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see all the motives upon which they were done.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Change

Taste may change, but inclination never.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Change #Great

Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Courage

Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Age #Death

Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Death

On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Death

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Design #Great #Men #Truth

Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Age #Love

It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Fear

Only the contemptible fear contempt.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Forgiveness

One forgives to the degree that one loves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Friendship #Love

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Friendship

If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Future

Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Good

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Great

It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Great

What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Great #Men

A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld #Great

They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.