I have selected a long list of thought-provoking maxims by French writer François de La Rochefoucauld.
They are from the book “Reflections Or, Sentences and Moral Maxims” written by Rochefoucauld between 1665 and 1678.
Here are my favorite best 5 maxims by François de La Rochefoucauld.
“The clemency of Princes is often but policy to win the affections of the people.”
“We promise according to our hopes; we perform according to our fears.”
“True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.”
“Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.”
“The greatest effort of friendship is not to show our faults to a friend, but to show him his own.”
Here is me special collection of authentic maxims by François de La Rochefoucauld.