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Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes

(1613-1680), French Classical Writer

Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.

Category: Valor

What makes vanity so insufferable to us, is that it hurts our own.

Category: Vanity

We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue.

Category: Vice

We are more often treacherous, through weakness than through calculation.

Category: Weakness

It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.

Category: Wisdom

As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.

Category: Wisdom

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.

Category: Wisdom

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.

Category: Wisdom

The common foible of women who have been handsome is to forget that they are no longer so.

Category: Women

Bodily labor alleviates the pains of the mind and from this arises the happiness of the poor.

Category: Work

He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken.

Category: World

There are few people who are more often in the wrong than those who cannot endure to be so.

Category: Wrong