Quotes by Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.
– François de la Rochefoucauld

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No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.
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Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
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When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
– François de La Rochefoucauld

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Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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In love we often doubt what we most believe.
– François de La Rochefoucauld

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What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Hypocrisy is a tribute that vice pays to virtue.
– François de La Rochefoucauld

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The truest way to be deceived is to think oneself more knowing than others.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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We should not judge of a man’s merit by his great abilities, but by the use he makes of them.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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All passions make us commit faults, but love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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What makes the vanity of others insupportable is that it wounds our own.
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld,

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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.

– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Virtue would not go to such lengths if vanity did not keep her company.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
– François de La Rochefoucauld

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There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.

– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Imagination could never invent the number of different contradictions that exist innately in each person’s heart.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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We are nearer loving those who hate us, than those who love us more than we desire.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld,

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We often forgive those who bore us, but we do not forgive those we bore.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand different versions.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in conversation.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Thinkers think and doers do. But until the thinkers do and the doers think, progress will be just another word in the already overburdened vocabulary by sense.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld,

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True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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