Francois de La Rochefoucauld Love Quotes and Sayings
2. We forgive to the extent that we love.
3. Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
François de La Rochefoucauld may be:
* François de La Rochefoucauld (writer) (1613-1680), French author
* François de La Rochefoucauld (Cardinal) (1558-1645), French cardinal of the Catholic Church
Sayings by Francois de La Rochefoucauld
1. A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
2. A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
3. As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing.
4. Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
5. If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others.
6. Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
7. The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying.
8. The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.