Francois de la Rochefoucauld Quotes

Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

We sometimes imagine we hate flattery, but we only hate the way we are flattered.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated; and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Francois 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

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

Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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