"Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on William Shakespeare
"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."