François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

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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.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is far easier to be wise for others than to be so for oneself.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wisdom is to the mind what health is to the body.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld