Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes

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True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. -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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If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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One forgives to the degree that one loves. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions. -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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As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words, so lesser minds have a talent of talking much, and saying nothing. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation is over. -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 to acquire. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire. -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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Of all our faults, the one that we excuse most easily is idleness. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets all the credit. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel than the severest treatment at the hands of one loved. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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He merits no thanks who does a kindness for his own ends. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us an occasion of expressing our affection and solicitude. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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The principal point of cleverness is to know how to value things just as they deserve. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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Sometimes we lose friends for whose loss our regret is greater than our grief, and others for whom our grief is greater than our regret. -Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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As we grow older we grow both more foolish and wiser at the same time. -Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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It is easier to understand mankind in general than any individual man. -Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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Love is to the soul of him who loves, what the soul is to the body which it animates. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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The soul's maladies have their relapses like the body's. What we take for a cure is often just a momentary rally or a new form of the disease. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Virtue is to the soul what health is tot he body. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Self-interest speaks all manner of tongues and plays all manner of parts, even that of disinterestedness. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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