Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld


Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld Quotes

  • ''A graceful bearing is to the body what good sense is to the mind.''
    Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 68 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
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  • ''Jealousy is in some measure just and reasonable, since it merely aims at keeping something that belongs to us or we think belongs to us, whereas envy is a frenzy that cannot bear anything that belongs to others.''
    Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 28 (1678).

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