Quotations From DUC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, FRANÇOIS


» More about Duc De La Rochefoucauld, François on Poemhunter

 

  • Gravity is a kind of mystical behavior in the body, invented to conceal the defects of the mind.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 258 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 382 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make it seem so.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 431 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Ed. FitzGibbon (1957). Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 593 (1664).

    Read more quotations about / on: funeral
  • What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 263 (1678).
  • Great men's honor ought always to be measured by the methods they made use of in attaining it.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 158 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of his own mind.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 99 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).

    Read more quotations about / on: heart
  • The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 113 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 33 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).

    Read more quotations about / on: passion, change
  • Few people know how to be old.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 423 (1678).

    Read more quotations about / on: people
[Hata Bildir]