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Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.

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

The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.

We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.

How can we accept another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves.

The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.

Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance.

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

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

Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others.

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye

Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.

If you want enemies, excel your friends; but if you want friends, let your friends excel you.

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