François de La Rochefoucauld
Paris

Quotes

11 November 2014
Great men's honor ought always to be measured by the methods they made use of in attaining it.
11 November 2014
Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of his own mind.
11 November 2014
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
11 November 2014
Gravity is a kind of mystical behavior in the body, invented to conceal the defects of the mind.
11 November 2014
The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.
11 November 2014
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make it seem so.
11 November 2014
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.
11 November 2014
The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
11 November 2014
Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.
11 November 2014
Few people know how to be old.

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