François de La Rochefoucauld

[Prince de Marcillac] (1613_1680 / Paris)

François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

  • ''We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 304 (1678).
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  • ''Truth has scarce done so much good in the world as the false appearances of it have done hurt.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 65 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''As we grow older, we increase in folly—and in wisdom.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 211 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''Love is one and the same in the original; but there are a thousand different copies of it.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 75 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''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?''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 313 (1678).
  • ''Avarice is more directly opposed to thrift than generosity is.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 168 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''Lovers, when they are no longer in love, find it very hard to break up.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 351 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 367 (1678).
  • ''Fortune mends more faults in us than ever reason would be able to 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. 155 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''No one thinks fortune so blind as those she has been least kind to.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 390 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).

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