Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

French writer

Lived from: 1613-1680

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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    As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
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    Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.
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    As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
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    A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire.
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    All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.
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    Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
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    Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
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    Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
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    Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.
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    Bodily labor alleviates the pains of the mind and from this arises the happiness of the poor.
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    Few people know how to be old.
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    Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
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    The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humors as on fortune.
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    Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
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    Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
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