"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."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit."