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Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

French writer

Alive from: 1613-1680

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in conversation.
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    Lovers never get tired of each other because they are forever talking about themselves.
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    Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
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    Moderation is an ostentatious proof of our strength of character.
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    Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye
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    No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.
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    Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
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    Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others.
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    Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
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    Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire to seem so.
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    Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
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    Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
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    Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.
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    Quarrels would not last so long if the fault lay only on one side.
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    Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
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