François de La Rochefoucauld

[Prince de Marcillac] (1613_1680 / Paris)

François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

  • ''Some follies are caught, like contagious diseases.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 300 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
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  • ''If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Maximes, no. 72 (1678).
  • ''We rarely meet with any men of good sense except those that are of our own opinion.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 347 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 246 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''The more passionately a man loves his mistress, the readier he is to hate her.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 112 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''We refuse praise in order to be praised twice.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 150 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''Our minds are as much given to laziness as our bodies.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 490 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''However wicked men may be, they dare not profess themselves enemies to virtue; and when they wish to persecute it, they either call it false, or impute crimes to 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. 492 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • ''A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Maximes, no. 135 (1678).
  • ''However many discoveries we may have made in the land of self-love, there remain uncharted territories.''
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 4 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).

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