Famous Quotes Quotes by Topic Quotes by Author Most Popular Quotes Most Popular Authors Random Quotes My Favorite Quotes
Navigation: Famous Quotes and Authors - Francois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes Bookmark and Share


Author Index
Browse quotes by the
author's last name
A B C D E F
G H I J K L
M N O P Q R
S T U V W X
Y Z


Francois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes and Quotations


When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Peace of Mind Quotes
If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Happiness Quotes
We are never so happy or so unhappy as we think.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Happiness Quotes
A man's happiness or unhappiness depends as much on his temperament as on his destiny.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Happiness Quotes
One forgives to the degree that one loves.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Forgiveness Quotes
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Forgiveness Quotes
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are who already possess it.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Other Side Quotes
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Other Side Quotes
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Friendship Quotes
What causes us to like new acquaintances is not so much weariness of our old ones, or the pleasure of change, as disgust at not being sufficiently admired by those who know us too well, and the hope of being admired more by those who do not know so much about us.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Friendship Quotes
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 | Friendship Quotes
Friendship is only a reciprocal conciliation of interests.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Friendship Quotes
It is as proper to have pride in oneself as it is ridiculous to show it to others.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Self-Confidence Quotes
The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Self-Confidence Quotes
A man who finds no satisfaction in himself, seeks for it in vain elsewhere.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Self-Reliance Quotes
True eloquence consists of saying all that should be said, and that only.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Simplicity Quotes
The prospect of being pleased tomorrow will never console me for the boredom of today.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | The Present Quotes
I always say to myself, what is the most important thing we can think about at this extraordinary moment.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | This Moment Quotes
Boredom ... causes us to neglect more duties than does interest.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Boring Days Quotes
We often forgive those who bore us, but can't forgive those whom we bore.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Boring Days Quotes
We are never so happy or so unhappy as we think.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Positive Quotes
The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Positive Quotes
To establish oneself in the world, one has to do all one can to appear established.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Positive Quotes
There are more defects in temperament than in the mind.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Positive Quotes
If we resist our passions, it is more from their weakness than from our strength.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Enthusiasm Quotes
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Enthusiasm Quotes
Reason alone is insufficient to make us enthusiastic in any matter.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Enthusiasm Quotes
Hope is the last thing that dies in man.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Hope Quotes
Nothing is so infectious as example.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Role Models Quotes
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Instincts Quotes
We do not wish ardently for what we desire only through reason.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Instincts Quotes
Happiness is in the taste, and not in the things themselves; we are happy from possessing what we like, not from possessing what others like.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Motivation Quotes
The virtues and the vices are all put in motion by interest.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Motivation Quotes
Interest speaks all sorts of tongues, and plays all sorts of parts, even that of disinterestedness.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Motivation Quotes
We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Fear Quotes
Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Courage Quotes
We should scarcely desire things ardently if we were perfectly acquainted with what we desire.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Success Quotes
Though men pride themselves on their great actions, often they are not the result of any great design, but of chance.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Luck Quotes
In great affairs we ought to apply ourselves less to creating chances than to profiting from those that are offered.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Opportunity Quotes
We are never so happy or so unhappy as we think.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Events Quotes
There are no accidents so unlucky from which clever people are not able to reap some advantage, and none so lucky that the foolish are not able to turn them to their own disadvantage.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Events Quotes
What men call friendship is no more than a partnership, a mutual care of interests, an exchange of favors - in a word, it is a sort of traffic, in which self-love ever proposes to be the gainer.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | Friends Quotes
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld | True Love Quotes


Quote of the Day
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
Top 10 Authors
Oscar Wilde Quotes
John F. Kennedy Quotes
Mark Twain Quotes
Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes
Albert Einstein Quotes
Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes
George Bernard Shaw Quotes
Winston Churchill Quotes
Benjamin Franklin Quotes
Abraham Lincoln Quotes
 View All Popular Authors
Home Page About this Site Link to Us Contact Us My Favorite Quotes Privacy Statement
The Quotes on this website are the property of their respective authors. All information has been reproduced on this website for informational and educational purposes only.
Copyright © 2011 Famous Quotes and Authors.com. All Rights Reserved.