François de La Rochefoucauld

[Prince de Marcillac] (1613_1680 / Paris)

François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

  • ''The man that thinks he loves his mistress for her own sake is mightily mistaken.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 373 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
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  • ''We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 304 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''Innocence does not find near so much protection as guilt.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 467 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''The mind cannot long play the heart's role.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 109 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''Our envy always lasts longer than the good fortune of those we envy.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 478 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''The mind is always the dupe of the heart.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 103 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 39 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''Our good qualities expose us more to hatred and persecution than all the ill we do.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 30 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''A man is never as fortunate—or as unfortunate—as he imagines.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Maximes, no. 49 (1678).
  • ''We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 138 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).

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