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Quotes By François de La Rochefoucauld


Famous Quotes & Quotations By François de La Rochefoucauld:

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Fire, Love.

Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Happiness.

Coquetry is the essential characteristic, and the prevalent humor of women; but they do not all practice it, because the coquetry of some is restrained by fear or by reason.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes, Maxims - Category: Flirting.

Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Hope.

If vanity does not overthrow all our virtues, at least she makes them totter.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Vanity.

If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Love.

Innocence finds not near so much protection as guilt.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Innocence.

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Wisdom.

It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Love.

Our minds are lazier than our bodies.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes, Maxims, 1678 - Category: Thinking.

Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes, Maxims, 1678 - Category: Philosophy.

Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Health.

Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Vanity.

The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Love.

There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Love.

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Love.

Virtue would not go to such lengths if vanity did not keep her company.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Vanity.

We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Excuses.

We often forgive those who bore us, but never those whom we bore.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Bores.

We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Promises.

We speak little if not egged on by vanity.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Vanity.

What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Generosity.

What makes the vanity of others insupportable is that it wounds our own.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Vanity.

What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Generosity.

When our vices desert us, we flatter ourselves that we are deserting our vices.
~ François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes - Category: Vices.

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