"Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable, and have every word received with a religious respect."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."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."