Quotes by François de La Rochefoucauld

"No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong."
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"Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire."
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"If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others."
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"It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves."
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"We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears."
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Books by François de La Rochefoucauld

  • Maxims
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  • June 25th 1981 by Penguin Classics

    (first published 1665)

  • Oeuvres complètes
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  • May 14th 2012 by Editions la Bibliothèque Digitale

    (first published 1935)

François de La Rochefoucauld
  • François de La Rochefoucauld

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