Quotes by French Writer Francois de la Rochefoucauld


However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

We like to see others, but don't like others to see through us. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Hope and fear are inseparable. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

We would rather speak badly of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Weak people cannot be sincere. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

To know how to hide one's ability is great skill. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Some beautiful things are more impressive when left imperfect than when too highly finished. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others. Francois de la Rochefoucauld


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