François de La Rochefoucauld
François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. His is a clear-eyed, worldly view of human conduct that indulges in neither condemnation nor sentimentality. Wikipedia
Born: September 15, 1613, Paris, France
Died: March 17, 1680, Paris, France
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.
If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.
If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.
It is far easier to be wise for others than to be so for oneself.
When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body.