La Rochefoucauld Maxims & philosophy

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Best Quotes & Sayings by Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Some might say thats is Francois de La Rochefoucauld, the moralist, who best embodies the French spirit. His maxims are in fact a concentrate of  jokes, remarks or funny quotes about human passions, pettiness and human miseries. Here are some of his most famous quotes:

De la Rochefoucauld Maxims on love:

– “There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand different copies” – “There are people so full of themselves that when they are in love they are to be occupied by their passion to be the person they love” – “It often goes from love to ambition, but it does not return from ambition to love” – “Those who have had great passions lie all their lives happy and unhappy, to be healed” – “The duration of our passions do not depend on us more than our lifetime” – “Jealousy is somehow fair and reasonable, since it tends to maintain a property that belongs to us, or we believe we belong, rather than envy is a fury that can not endure the many Others ” – “There are good marriages, but there was none of delicious ” – “do not like in love is the best way to be loved” – “The hell of women’s old age ” – Jealousy feeds on doubts and she becomes furious or ends as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty ”

De la Rochefoucauld Maxims on morality:

– “Our virtues are most often, but vices disguised” – “We never believed nor so unhappy so happy that we had hoped” – “The constancy of the wise is the art to contain their excitement in the heart” – “Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils. but present evils triumph over it” – “When we did our praise, it tells us nothing new” – We promise according to our expectations and we want according to our fears ” [ad#ad-1]

Cite this article as: Tim, "La Rochefoucauld Maxims & philosophy, February 24, 2012, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, February 24, 2012,

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