• We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • If we have not peace within ourselves, it is vain to seek it from outward sources.
    If we have not peace within ourselves, it is vain to seek it from outward sources.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • The only thing constant in life is change.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
    Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
    ~ Francois de la Rochefoucauld
  • Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld