Francois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

We rarely ever perceive others as being sensible, except for those who agree with us.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

When love becomes labored we welcome an act of infidelity towards ourselves to free us from fidelity.

François de la Rochefoucauld

The fidelity of most men is merely an invention of self-love to win confidence; a method to place us above others and to render us depositaries of the most important matters.

François de la Rochefoucauld

There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Most young people think they are natural when they are only boorish and rude.

François de la Rochefoucauld

However much we may distrust men's sincerity, we always believe they speak to us more sincerely than to others.

François de la Rochefoucauld

More men are guilty of treason through weakness than any studied design to betray.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Most friends sicken us of friendship, most devotees of devotion.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from suspicion to certainty.

François de la Rochefoucauld

The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.

François de la Rochefoucauld

There are few good women who do not tire of their role.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

We are easily consoled at the misfortunes of our friends when they enable us to prove our tenderness for them.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Anything may happen in France.

François de la Rochefoucauld
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