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François de La Rochefoucauld

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Biography : French author.
Born: 1613 - Died: 1680
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
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There is no disguise which can long hide love where it exists, nor feign it where it does not."
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others."
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Few people know how to be old."
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We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose."
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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others."
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it."
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea."
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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires."
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Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love."
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True eloquence consists in saying all that should be, not all that could be said."
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Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of characters; even that of disinterestedness."
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Those who live without madness are not as wise as they think."
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Strength and weakness of mind are mis-named; they are really only the good or happy arrangement of our bodily organs."
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We have more strength than will; and it is often merely for an excuse we say things are impossible."
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Neither the sun nor death can be looked at without winking."
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We have all sufficient strength to support the misfortunes of others."
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The truest way to be deceived is to think oneself more knowing than others."
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If there is a pure love, exempt from the mixture of our other passions, it is that which is concealed at the bottom of the heart and of which even ourselves are ignorant."
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