Old men are fond of giving advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.

[Les vieillards aiment à donner de bons préceptes, pour se consoler de n’être plus en état de donner de mauvais exemples.]

François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French epigrammist, memoirist, noble
Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales [Maxims], # 93 (1665-1678)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 10-Jul-13
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