François de La Rochefoucauld

"Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors."

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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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"We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves."

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"The same wind snuffs candles yet kindles flames; so, where absence kills a little love, it fans a great one."

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"One is never so happy or so unhappy as one fancies."

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"We promise according to our hopes; we fulfill according to our fears."

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"True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen."

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"It is harder to hide the feelings we have than to feign the ones we do not have."

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"Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily. "

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"Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding."

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"We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others."

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"It is easier to know men than to know a man."

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"Philosophy triumphs easily over past and future evils; but present evils triumph over it."

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"In their first passion, women love their lovers; in all the others, they love love."

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"There are foolish people who recognize their foolishness and use it skillfully."

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"Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers."

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"Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side."

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"Everyone blames his memory; no one blames his judgment."

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"In all lives, there is a date where destiny forks either towards catastrophe or towards success."

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"It is difficult to define love. In the soul it is a passion to rule; in the mind it is sympathy; and in the body it is only a hidden and tactful desire to possess what we love after many mysteries."

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"Jealousy is always born with love but does not always die with it."

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"Sometimes it is pleasant for a husband to have a jealous wife: he always hears what he loves being talked about."

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"It is a kind of happiness to know how unhappy we must be."

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"Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue."

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"In jealousy there is more of self-love than love."

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"Only great men have great faults."

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"The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire to receive even greater benefits."

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"Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise."

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"The love of justice is simply in the majority of men the fear of suffering injustice."

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"Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind will blow out a candle, and fan a fire."

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"Nothing is given so profusely as advice."

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"We pardon to the extent that we love."

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"Those who apply themselves too much to little things often become incapable of great ones."

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"We confess to little faults only to persuade ourselves we have no great ones."

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"Sincerity is an openness of heart; we find it in very few people; what we usually see is only an artful dissimulation to win the confidence of others."

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"We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation."

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"We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore."

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"If we judge love by the majority of its results, it resembles hatred more than friendship."

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