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La Rochefoucauld Quotes and Quotations


We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.
- La Rochefoucauld | Ability and Achievement Quotes
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones just as the wind blows out a candle and fans a fire.
- La Rochefoucauld | Absence Quotes
Few people know how to be old.
- La Rochefoucauld | Aging and Old Age Quotes
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
- La Rochefoucauld | Arguments and Quarrels Quotes
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not remember how often we have recounted it to the same person?
- La Rochefoucauld | Bores and Boredom Quotes
We often forgive those who bore us, but can't forgive those whom we bore.
- La Rochefoucauld | Bores and Boredom Quotes
Moderation is an ostentatious proof of our strength of character.
He who lives without folly is not as wise as he thinks.
- La Rochefoucauld | Fools and Foolishness Quotes
It is not enough to succeed, a friend must fail.
- La Rochefoucauld | Friends and Friendship Quotes
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.
- La Rochefoucauld | Goals and Ambition Quotes
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness unless he has the strength of character to be wicked. All other goodness is generally nothing but indolence or impotence of will.
- La Rochefoucauld | Goodness and Giving Quotes
Generosity is the vanity of giving.
- La Rochefoucauld | Goodness and Giving Quotes
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.
- La Rochefoucauld | Goodness and Giving Quotes
We are never so happy nor so unhappy as we imagine.
- La Rochefoucauld | Happiness Quotes
Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of life along an agreeable road.
- La Rochefoucauld | Hope Quotes
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
- La Rochefoucauld | Hypocrisy Quotes
Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness.
- La Rochefoucauld | Idleness Quotes
We are lazier in our minds than in our bodies.
- La Rochefoucauld | Idleness Quotes
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
- La Rochefoucauld | Intellect Quotes
If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me!
- La Rochefoucauld | Leaders and Leadership Quotes
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
- La Rochefoucauld | Love Quotes
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not remember how often we have recounted it to the same person?
- La Rochefoucauld | Memory Quotes
Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of judgement.
- La Rochefoucauld | Memory Quotes
Our minds are lazier than our bodies.
- La Rochefoucauld | The Mind Quotes
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than to our strength.
- La Rochefoucauld | Passion and the Heart Quotes
Weak people cannot be sincere.
- La Rochefoucauld | Passion and the Heart Quotes
When our vices leave us, we flatter ourselves with the credit of having left them.
- La Rochefoucauld | Vice Quotes
There are few chaste women who are not tired of their trade.
- La Rochefoucauld | Virtue Quotes
We are oftener treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
- La Rochefoucauld | Wickedness and Cruelty Quotes
What is perfectly true is perfectly witty.
- La Rochefoucauld | Wit Quotes
One can find women who have never had a love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.
- La Rochefoucauld | Women Quotes
True eloquence consists of saying all that should be, not all that could be, said.
- La Rochefoucauld | Words and Language Quotes
Before strongly desiring anything, we should look carefully into the happiness of its present owner.
- La Rochefoucauld | Lighten up Quotes
We are never so happy nor so unhappy as we imagine.
- La Rochefoucauld | Lighten up Quotes
If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.
- La Rochefoucauld | Peace Quotes
We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love those whom we admire.
- La Rochefoucauld | Admiration Quotes
Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
- La Rochefoucauld | Advice Quotes
We give advice, but we do not inspire conduct.
- La Rochefoucauld | Advice Quotes
True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.
- La Rochefoucauld | Bravery Quotes
The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.
- La Rochefoucauld | Confidence Quotes
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
- La Rochefoucauld | Conversation Quotes
He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken.
- La Rochefoucauld | Dependence Quotes
The reason why lovers are never wary of one another is this - they are always talking of themselves.
- La Rochefoucauld | Egotism Quotes
True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary.
- La Rochefoucauld | Eloquence Quotes
A fashionable woman is always in love - with herself.
- La Rochefoucauld | Fashion Quotes
He who lives without committing any folly is not so wise as he thinks.
- La Rochefoucauld | Folly Quotes
The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.
- La Rochefoucauld | Gratitude Quotes
It is the prerogative of great men only to have great defects.
- La Rochefoucauld | Greatness Quotes
We are never so happy, nor so unhappy, as we suppose ourselves to be.
- La Rochefoucauld | Happiness Quotes
The head is always the dupe of the heart.
- La Rochefoucauld | Head Quotes
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice renders to virtue.
- La Rochefoucauld | Hypocrisy Quotes
Innocence finds not near so much protection as guilt.
- La Rochefoucauld | Innocence Quotes
In jealousy there is more self-love than love.
- La Rochefoucauld | Jealousy Quotes
The reason why lovers and their mistresses never tire of being together is that they are always talking of themselves.
- La Rochefoucauld | Love Quotes
It is easier to know mankind in general than man individually.
- La Rochefoucauld | Man Quotes
We have all of us sufficient fortitude to bear the misfortunes of others.
- La Rochefoucauld | Misfortune Quotes
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
- La Rochefoucauld | Praise Quotes
Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.
- La Rochefoucauld | Self-Love Quotes
Affected simplicity is refined imposture.
- La Rochefoucauld | Simplicity Quotes
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
- La Rochefoucauld | Virtue Quotes
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
- La Rochefoucauld | Wise Quotes
It is not enough to succeed, a friend must fail.
- La Rochefoucauld | Friend Quotes
It is not enough to succeed, a friend must fail.
- La Rochefoucauld | Friend Quotes
It is not enough to succeed, a friend must fail.
- La Rochefoucauld | Friend Quotes
It is not enough to succeed, a friend must fail.
- La Rochefoucauld | Friend Quotes
It is not enough to succeed, a friend must fail.
- La Rochefoucauld | Friend Quotes
It is not enough to succeed, a friend must fail.
- La Rochefoucauld | Friend Quotes
It is not enough to succeed, a friend must fail.
- La Rochefoucauld | Friend Quotes
It is not enough to succeed, a friend must fail.
- La Rochefoucauld | Friend Quotes


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