Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes

Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

We should manage our fortune as we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity.

François de la Rochefoucauld

The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.

François de La Rochefoucauld

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Jealousy lives upon doubts, it becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The pleasure of love is in loving; we are happier in the passion we feel than in the passion we inspire

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The height of ability in the least able consists in knowing how to submit to the good leadership of others.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The shame that arises from praise which we do not deserve often makes us do things we should otherwise never have attempted.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes the world to believe that he is. Thus we may say that the whole world is made up of appearances.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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