François de La Rochefoucauld

[Prince de Marcillac] (1613_1680 / Paris)

François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

  • ''As long as we love, we can forgive.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 330 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
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  • ''No man can love a second time the person whom he has once truly ceased to love.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 287 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Ed. FitzGibbon (1957). Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 576 (1665).
  • ''True bravery means doing alone that which one could do if all the world were by.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 217 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''The best way to rise in society is to use all possible means of persuading people that one has already risen in society.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 57 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 76 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 209 (1678).
  • ''True friendship destroys envy, and true love destroys coquetterie.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 375 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''As uncommon a thing as true love is, it is yet easier to find than true friendship.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 475 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''Love has its name borrowed by a great number of dealings and affairs that are attributed to it—in which it has no greater part than the Doge in what is done at Venice.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 78 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).

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