Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld Quotes


267 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld quotes:



"Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and kindles fires."
"Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire."
"We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it."
"Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example."
"The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice."
"It is more shameful to mistrust one's friends than to be deceived by them"
"Old people are fond of giving good advice; it consoles them for no longer being capable of setting a bad example."
"Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice."
"Our actions are like the terminations of verses, which we rhyme as we please."
"We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire."
"To know how to hide one's ability is great skill."
"Sometimes accidents happen in life from which we have need of a little madness to extricate ourselves successfully"
"As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish."
"Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples."
"Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example."
"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."
"We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions."
"To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed."
"It is for want of application, rather than of means that people fail,"
"There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does."
Author: Rochefoucauld Quotes Category: Evil Quotes



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