Francois de La Rochefoucauld: Absence

“Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.”
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld: Pride or ignorance

François VI de la Rochefoucauld

François VI de la Rochefoucauld (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It is more often from pride than from ignorance that we are so obstinately opposed to current opinions; we find the first places taken, and we do not want to be the last.” -Francois De La Rochefoucauld, moralist (1613-1680)