"What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."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."