17th-Century · Aphorisms · Classic · Collection · Epigram · Essay · Excerpt · French Culture · French Literature · History · Humor · Maxim · Non-fiction · Passage · Philosophy · Poetry · Psychology · Wisdom

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires. —  Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims. (Penguin Classics; First Thus edition January 28, 1982) Originally published 1665.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s