Motivational Francois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes On Success

François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. It is said that his world-view was clear-eyed and urbane and that he neither condemned human conduct nor sentimentally celebrated it. These motivational Francois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Francois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

  1. Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  2. The heat of youth is not more opposed to safety than the coldness of age. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  3. It is pointless for a woman to be young unless pretty, or to be pretty unless young. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  4. We like to read others but we do not like to be read. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  5. Thinkers think and doers do. But until the thinkers do and the doers think, progress will be just another word in the already overburdened vocabulary by sense. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  6. We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  7. 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. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  8. We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  9. True eloquence consists in saying all that should be said, and that only. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  10. Death, like the sun, cannot be looked at steadily. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  11. Humility is the worst form of conceit. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  12. A gentleman may love like a lunatic, but not like a beast. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  13. To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  14. One forgives to the degree that one loves. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  15. Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  16. Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  17. Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  18. True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  19. Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  20. The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  21. 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. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  22. Nothing is so catching as example. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  23. A clever man reaps some benefit from the worst catastrophe, and a fool can turn even good luck to his disadvantage.
  24. It is impossible to love a second time what we have really ceased to love. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  25. The desire of appearing clever often prevents our becoming so. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  26. Eloquence: saying the proper thing and stopping. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  27. In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  28. It is easy to be wise on behalf of others than to be so for ourselves. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  29. Only great men have great faults. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  30. There are fine things that are more brilliant when they are unfinished than when finished too much. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  31. We often pay our debts not because it is only fair that we should, but to make future loans easier. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  32. To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  33. When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  34. A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  35. Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  36. The sure way to be cheated is to think one’s self more cunning than others. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  37. Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  38. Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  39. We are lazier in our minds than in our bodies. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  40. The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  41. Wisdom is the mind what health is to the body. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  42. Smallness of mind is the cause of stubbornness, and we do not credit readily what is beyond our view. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  43. A man of understanding finds less difficulty in submitting to a wrong-headed fellow, than in attempting to set him right. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes
  44. Jealousy is not love, but self-love. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  45. All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  46. We rarely ever perceive others as being sensible, except for those who agree with us. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  47. Selfishness is the grand moving principle of nine-tenths of our actions.
  48. Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
  49. We sometimes condemn the present, by praising the past; and show our contempt of what is now, by our esteem for what is no more.
  50. When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.
  51. “Weak people cannot be sincere.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  52. “Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  53. “We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  54. “We arrive at the various stages of life quite as novices.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  55. “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.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  56. “No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  57. “Everyone speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of his own mind.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  58. “Sometimes, occasions occur in life which demand you to be a little foolish in order to skillfully extricate yourself.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  59. “We always like those who admire us.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  60. “To be a great man it is necessary to know how to profit by the whole of our good fortune.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  61. “In the presence of some people we inevitably depart From ourselves: we are inaccurate, we say things we do not feel, And talk nonsense. When we get home we are conscious that we Have made fools of ourselves. Never go near these people.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  62. “We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  63. “The old begin to complain of the conduct of the young when they themselves are no longer able to set a bad example.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  64. “If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  65. “We are much harder on people who betray us in small ways than on people who betray others in great ones.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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