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Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes

(1613-1680), French Classical Writer

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

Category: Confidence

When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

Category: Contentment

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.

Category: Conversation

We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.

Category: Conversation

True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.

Category: Courage

We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced danger.

Category: Courage

Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.

Category: Courage

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

Category: Crime And Criminals

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye

Category: Death And Dying

Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.

Category: Decency

The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.

Category: Deception

How ever a brilliant an action, it should not be viewed as great unless it is the result of a great motive.

Category: Deeds And Good Deeds

There are ways which lead to everything, and if we have sufficient will we should always have sufficient means.

Category: Desire

We never desire strongly, what we desire rationally.

Category: Desire

To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.

Category: Diets And Dieting