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FRANCOIS LA ROCHEFOUCAULD



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... never are we so easily deceived, as when we are contriving how to deceive others.

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A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.

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A good grace is to the body what good sense is to the mind.

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A good taste is the effect of judgement more than wit.

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A man of wit would be often at a grievous loss, were it not for the company of fools.

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A man who has never been in danger cannot answer for his courage.

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Absence lessens moderate passions, but increases great ones; like the wind which blows out tapers, but kindles fire.

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Accidents and occasions make us known to others, but much more to ourselves.

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Accidents sometimes happen in life, out of which, it is neccessary for a man to be a little mad to extricate himself.

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Affected simplicity is a finer sort of imposture.

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All our qualities are uncertain and doubtful, whether good or bad, and lie almost all of them at the mercy of opportunity.

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All the passions cause us to commit faults, but love causes us to commit the most ridiculous ones.

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As it is the power of great wits, to express a great deal in a few words; so little wits, on the contrary, have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.

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Before we desire a thing passionately, we ought to consider the happienss of the person who possess it.

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Commonplace minds generally condemn whatever is beyond the reach of their understanding.

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Confidence furnishes more to conversation than wit.

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Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, that causes us to fix our hearts successfully on all the qualities of the person we love; sometimes giving preference to one, sometimes to another; so that this constancy is nothing but an inconstancy restrained and confined to one and the same object.

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Envy is more irreconcileable than hatred.

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Everybody complains of his Memory. But nobody complains of his judgement.

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Few people are wise enough too prefer the reproof that does them good, to the praise that betrays them.

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