Francois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes (109 quotations)

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1. A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

2. A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one wetake the least thought about acquiring. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

3. A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

4. Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

5. Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out a candle, and blows in a fire. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

6. Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

7. Certainly we're not satisfied with just winning games. We've been playing some pretty good hockey, but we think we can play much better. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

8. Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

9. Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of judgment. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

10. Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

11. Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks of what he intends to say than of what others are saying, and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

12. Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

14. Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

15. He who lives without folly is not so wise as he imagines. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

16. He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

17. Hope is the last thing that dies in man; and though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it is of this good use to us, that while we are traveling through life it conducts us in an easier and more pleasant way to our journey's end. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

18. Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

19. Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

20. Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

21. I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don't know where I would be without it. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

22. If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

23. If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

24. In jealousy there is more of self-love, than of love to another. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

25. It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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