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Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
French author & moralist [more author details]
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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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Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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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