"There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them but serviceable vices."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."