"In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Dalai Lama
"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."