FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld Quotes

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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The violence done us by others is often less painful than that which we do to ourselves

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Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue

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Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue

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Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.

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The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.

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Age is a tyrant who forbids at the penalty of life all the pleasures of youth

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

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We are never so happy nor so unhappy as we imagine.

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We sometimes complain of the levity of our friends to justify our own by anticipation.

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A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire

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We should manage our fortune as we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity

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Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.

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What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.

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