"Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Abraham Lincoln
"It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures."
"Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth."
"The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse with age."
"It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone."
"Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected."