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Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
French author & moralist [more author details]
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To establish oneself in the world, one has to do all one can to appear established.
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Francois de La Rochefoucauld
To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.
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We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others.
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We always like those who admire us; we do not always like those whom we admire.
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We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
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We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
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We should manage our fortunes as we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity.
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We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood our motives.
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We sometimes imagine we hate flattery, but we only hate the way we are flattered.
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We would rather run ourselves down than not speak of ourselves at all.
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What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
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When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
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When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
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Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?
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We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us.
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Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Maximes (1678)
However brilliant an action, it should not be esteemed great unless the result of a great motive.
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Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665
It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability.
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Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
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Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Reflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales 1655

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