François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from François de La Rochefoucauld
  1. #1
    “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.”
  2. #2
    “If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.”
  3. #3
    “The constancy of the wise is the art to contain their excitement in the heart.”
  4. #4
    “The intellect is always fooled by the heart.”
  5. #5
    “Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.”
  6. #6
    “We promise according to our expectations and we want according to our fears.”
  1. #7
    “Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.”
  2. #8
    “Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.”
  3. #9
    “There are good marriages, but there was none of delicious.”
  4. #10
    “Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can’t quite name.”
  5. #11
    “We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.”
  6. #12
    “No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.”

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  1. #13
    “Men give away nothing as so liberally as their advice.”
  2. #14
    “There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand different copies.”
  3. #15
    “Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.”
  4. #16
    “Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.”
  5. #17
    “We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.”
  6. #18
    “The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.”
  7. #19
    “When we are in love we often doubt that which we love most.”
  8. #20
    “Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most benevolent price advice can turn out badly.”
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