Old people are fond of giving good advice; it consoles them for no longer being capable of setting a bad example.

François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French epigrammist, memoirist, noble
Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales [Maxims], # 93 (1665-1678) (tr. L. Tancock (1999))
Added on 6-Jan-09 | Last updated 29-Apr-13
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