Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Lovers never get tired of each other because they are forever talking about
themselves”

“Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it”

“All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense”

“If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me!”

“To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation”

“A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice”