FranÁois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.

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

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We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them.

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When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.

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Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from suspicion to certainty

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The confidence which we have in ourselves engenders the greatest part of that which we have in others

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Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and kindles fires.

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The defects of the mind are like the wounds of the body. Whatever care we take to heal them the scars ever remain, and there is always danger of their reopening

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When our hatred is too bitter it places us below those whom we hate.

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Grace is to the body, what good manners are to the mind

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The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than merit itself.

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Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.

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Virtue would not go to such lengths if vanity did not keep her company.

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Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.

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In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that is not exactly displeasing

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