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François de La Rochefoucauld

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Biography : French moralist, author of maxims and memoirs.
Born: 1613 - Died: 1680
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
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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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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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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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Whatever great advantages nature may give, it is not she alone, but fortune also that makes the hero.
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The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in 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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It is difficult to define love; all we can say is, that in the soul it is a desire to rule, in the mind it is a sympathy, and in the body it is a hidden and delicate wish to possess what we love—Plus many mysteries.
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What grace is to the body good sense is to the mind.
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A clever man ought to so regulate his interests that each will fall in due order. Our greediness so often troubles us, making us run after so many things at the same time, that while we too eagerly look after the least we miss the greatest.
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There is no praise we have not lavished upon Prudence; and yet she cannot assure to us the most trifling event.
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Truth does not do as much good in the world, as its counterfeits do evil.
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The aversion to lying is often a hidden ambition to render our words credible and weighty, and to attach a religious aspect to our conversation.
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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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The happiness or unhappiness of men depends no less upon their dispositions than their fortunes.
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Fortune turns all things to the advantage of those on whom she smiles.
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There are no accidents so unfortunate from which skilful men will not draw some advantage, nor so fortunate that foolish men will not turn them to their hurt.
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It would seem that our actions have lucky or unlucky stars to which they owe a great part of the blame or praise which is given them.
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Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance.
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