Francois de la Rochefoucauld Quotes

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

The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When we exaggerate our friends tenderness towards us, it is often less from gratitude than from a desire to exhibit our own virtue.

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

It is great cleverness to know when to conceal ones cleverness.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Too great cleverness is but deceptive delicacy, true delicacy is the most substantial cleverness.

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

If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that is not exactly displeasing

Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Social Media
Our Partners
Quote of the Day App
Android app on Google Play