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As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.

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Source Notes: Source: FRANCOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD. The maxim, En vieillissant, on devient plus fou et plus sage, was first published in his Reflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales, 1655. There are various English translations, including that above from his Selected Maxims and Reflections, trans. Edward M. Stack, p. 26 .

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