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François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “The only thing constant in life is change.”

The only thing constant in life is change.

— François de La Rochefoucauld



François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.”

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Hope is the last thing that dies in man.”

Hope is the last thing that dies in man.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.”

To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.”

True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.”

Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “The only security is courage.”

The only security is courage.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “We should not be upset that others hide the truth from us, when we hide it so often from ourselves.”

We should not be upset that others hide the truth from us, when we hide it so often from ourselves.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”

No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.”

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.”

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “You are never so easily fooled as when trying to fool someone else.”

You are never so easily fooled as when trying to fool someone else.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “As we grow older we grow both more foolish and wiser at the same time.”

As we grow older we grow both more foolish and wiser at the same time.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere.”

If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “There are some people who would never have fallen in love if they had not heard there was such a thing.”

There are some people who would never have fallen in love if they had not heard there was such a thing.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Nothing is rarer than real goodness.”

Nothing is rarer than real goodness.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Nothing is so contagious as example.”

Nothing is so contagious as example.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us.”

We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “We are never so generous as when giving advice.”

We are never so generous as when giving advice.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Our minds are lazier than our bodies.”

Our minds are lazier than our bodies.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.”

Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies.”

The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “We think very few people sensible, except those who are of our opinion.”

We think very few people sensible, except those who are of our opinion.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “The duration of our passions is no more dependent on ourselves than the duration of our lives.”

The duration of our passions is no more dependent on ourselves than the duration of our lives.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Sincerity is an openness of heart; we find it in very few people; what we usually see is only an artful dissimulation to win the confidence of others.”

Sincerity is an openness of heart; we find it in very few people; what we usually see is only an artful dissimulation to win the confidence of others.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “It is no tragedy to do ungrateful people favors, but it is unbearable to be indebted to a scoundrel.”

It is no tragedy to do ungrateful people favors, but it is unbearable to be indebted to a scoundrel.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “We forgive so long as we love.”

We forgive so long as we love.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger.”

One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.”

Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.”

Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “The sure way to be cheated is to think one’s self more cunning than others.”

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

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “The more we love, the nearer we are to hate.”

The more we love, the nearer we are to hate.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.”

There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Strength and weakness of mind are misnomers; they are really nothing but the good or bad health of our bodily organs.”

Strength and weakness of mind are misnomers; they are really nothing but the good or bad health of our bodily organs.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “A well-trained mind has less difficulty in submitting to than in guiding an ill-trained mind.”

A well-trained mind has less difficulty in submitting to than in guiding an ill-trained mind.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.”

We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves?”

How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves?

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Man only blames himself in order that he may be praised.”

Man only blames himself in order that he may be praised.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person.”

Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.”

To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth.”

The greatest of all gifts is the power to estimate things at their true worth.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Weak people cannot be sincere.”

Weak people cannot be sincere.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.”

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Sometimes in life situations develop that only the half-crazy can get out of.”

Sometimes in life situations develop that only the half-crazy can get out of.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “None deserve praise for being good who have not the spirit to be bad: goodness, for the most part, is nothing but indolence or weakness of will.”

None deserve praise for being good who have not the spirit to be bad: goodness, for the most part, is nothing but indolence or weakness of will.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “We are never so happy, nor so unhappy, as we suppose ourselves to be.”

We are never so happy, nor so unhappy, as we suppose ourselves to be.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Whatever ignominy or disgrace we have incurred, it is almost always in our power to reestablish our reputation.”

Whatever ignominy or disgrace we have incurred, it is almost always in our power to reestablish our reputation.

— François de La Rochefoucauld


François de La Rochefoucauld Quote: “Most men, like plants, possess hidden qualities which chance discovers.”

Most men, like plants, possess hidden qualities which chance discovers.

— François de La Rochefoucauld

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