Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 – 1680) was a French author. Born into one of the most prestigious families of the French nobility, his education was augmented with military exercises, hunting, and court etiquette. At the age of seventeen he joined the army, and fought bravely in several campaigns over the years. He was widely recognized as a moralist and a man of letters. Out of his extensive writings, La Rochefoucauld only published two works, his most famous being Maximes.
Quotes by Francois de La Rochefoucauld…
We think few people sensible except those who are of our own opinion.
What men have given the name of friendship to is nothing but an alliance, a reciprocal accommodation of interests, an exchange of good offices; in fact, it is nothing but a system of traffic, in which self-love always proposes to itself some advantage.