Quotes by Francois de La Rochefoucauld (Writer/French).

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Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
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The desire of talking of ourselves, and showing those faults we do not mind having seen, makes up a good part of our sincerity.
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There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
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The mind is always the patsy of the heart.
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Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.
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In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another.
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Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
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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.
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It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he ceases to be loved.
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In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
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If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.
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There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.
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The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in one's speech.
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The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind, and they are in continual danger of breaking the skin and bursting out again.
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People always complain about their memories, never about their minds.
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There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
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We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom we admire.
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When a man is in love, he doubts, very often, what he most firmly believes.
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We often pardon those that annoy us, but we cannot pardon those we annoy.
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We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we are free from great ones.
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A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
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There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
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We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation.
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Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.
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Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.
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