"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Francois de La Rochefoucauld on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."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."