La Rochefoucauld Quotes

Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.

~ La Rochefoucauld

If we resist our passions, it is more from their weakness than from our strength.

~ La Rochefoucauld

If we are to judge of love by the consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.

~ La Rochefoucauld

Absence abates a moderate passion and intensifies a great one- as the wind blows out a candle but fans fire into flame. (Maxims)

~ La Rochefoucauld

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.

~ La Rochefoucauld

The man who lives free from folly is not so wise as he thinks.

~ La Rochefoucauld

Our minds are lazier than our bodies.

~ La Rochefoucauld

Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to each of the lover's qualities, giving preference now to one, now to another.

~ La Rochefoucauld

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

~ La Rochefoucauld

We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to be.

~ La Rochefoucauld

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