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Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: However we may conceal our passions under the veil ... there is always some place where they peep out. However we may conceal our passions under the veil ... there is always some place where they peep out.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The reason why most women have so little sense of friendship is that this is but a cold and flat passion to those that have felt that of love. The reason why most women have so little sense of friendship is that this is but a cold and flat passion to those that have felt that of love.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Behind many acts that are thought ridiculous there lie wise and weighty motives. Behind many acts that are thought ridiculous there lie wise and weighty motives.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: A man is ridiculous less through the characteristics he has than through those he affects to have. A man is ridiculous less through the characteristics he has than through those he affects to have.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The man whom no one pleases is much more unhappy than the man who pleases no one. The man whom no one pleases is much more unhappy than the man who pleases no one.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as it does in his speech. The accent of a man's native country remains in his mind and his heart, as it does in his speech.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: True friendship destroys envy, and true love destroys coquetterie. True friendship destroys envy, and true love destroys coquetterie.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The duration of our passions is no more dependent on ourselves than the duration of our lives. The duration of our passions is no more dependent on ourselves than the duration of our lives.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: There may be talent without position, but there is no position without some kind of talent. There may be talent without position, but there is no position without some kind of talent.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The rust of business is sometimes polished off in a camp; but never in a court. The rust of business is sometimes polished off in a camp; but never in a court.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Ordinary men commonly condemn what is beyond them. Ordinary men commonly condemn what is beyond them.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: People would never fall in love if they hadn't heard love talked about. People would never fall in love if they hadn't heard love talked about.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation. To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: A man's worth has its season, like fruit. A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Avarice is more directly opposed to thrift than generosity is. Avarice is more directly opposed to thrift than generosity is.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: We often credit ourselves with vices the reverse of what we have, thus when weak we boast of our obstinacy. We often credit ourselves with vices the reverse of what we have, thus when weak we boast of our obstinacy.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: We rarely ever perceive others as being sensible, except for those who agree with us. We rarely ever perceive others as being sensible, except for those who agree with us.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other. There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude. Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice. The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Simplicity is a delicate imposition. Simplicity is a delicate imposition.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Idleness is more an infirmity of the mind than of the body. Idleness is more an infirmity of the mind than of the body.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The greatest fault of a penetrating wit is to go beyond the mark. The greatest fault of a penetrating wit is to go beyond the mark.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: We acknowledge that we should not talk of our wives; but we seem not to know that we should talk still less of ourselves. We acknowledge that we should not talk of our wives; but we seem not to know that we should talk still less of ourselves.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name. Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: It is far easier to be wise for others than to be so for oneself. It is far easier to be wise for others than to be so for oneself.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire. A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The intellect of the generality of women serves more to fortify their folly than their reason. The intellect of the generality of women serves more to fortify their folly than their reason.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: We should desire very few things passionately if we did but perfectly know the nature of the things we desire. We should desire very few things passionately if we did but perfectly know the nature of the things we desire.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Nature makes merit, and fortune puts it to work. Nature makes merit, and fortune puts it to work.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: We always like those who admire us; we do not always like those whom we admire We always like those who admire us; we do not always like those whom we admire
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines. One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed. Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The pleasure of love is in the loving; and there is more joy in the passion one feels than in that which one inspires ... The pleasure of love is in the loving; and there is more joy in the passion one feels than in that which one inspires ...
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The passions of youth are not more dangerous to health than is the lukewarmness of old age. The passions of youth are not more dangerous to health than is the lukewarmness of old age.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Those whom the world has delighted to honor have oftener been influenced in their doings by ambition and vanity than by patriotism. Those whom the world has delighted to honor have oftener been influenced in their doings by ambition and vanity than by patriotism.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: There are more defects in temperament than in the mind. There are more defects in temperament than in the mind.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources. If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: It is more shameful to distrust one's friends than to be deceived by them It is more shameful to distrust one's friends than to be deceived by them
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Sobriety is love of health, or inability to eat much. Sobriety is love of health, or inability to eat much.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears. We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Too great refinement is false delicacy, and true delicacy is solid refinement. Too great refinement is false delicacy, and true delicacy is solid refinement.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The passions are the only orators which always persuade. The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one. What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: As the great ones of this world are unable to bestow health of body or peace of mind, we always pay too high a price for any good they can As the great ones of this world are unable to bestow health of body or peace of mind, we always pay too high a price for any good they can do.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well. Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: There are women who never had an intrigue; but there are scarce any who never had but one. There are women who never had an intrigue; but there are scarce any who never had but one.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices. The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The boldest stroke and best act of friendship is not to disclose our own failings to a friend, but to show him his own. The boldest stroke and best act of friendship is not to disclose our own failings to a friend, but to show him his own.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits. The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Nature has concealed at the bottom of our minds talents and abilities of which we are not aware. Nature has concealed at the bottom of our minds talents and abilities of which we are not aware.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: None deserve praise for being good who have not the spirit to be bad: goodness, for the most part, is nothing but indolence or weakness of will. None deserve praise for being good who have not the spirit to be bad: goodness, for the most part, is nothing but indolence or weakness of will.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: A woman is faithful to her first lover for a long time - unless she happens to take a second. A woman is faithful to her first lover for a long time - unless she happens to take a second.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on. Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find ourselves without experience, despite our years. We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find ourselves without experience, despite our years.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: It is impossible to love a second time what we have really ceased to love. It is impossible to love a second time what we have really ceased to love.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Good and bad fortune are found severally to visit those who have the most of the one or the other. Good and bad fortune are found severally to visit those who have the most of the one or the other.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: There are heroes of wickedness, as there are of goodness. There are heroes of wickedness, as there are of goodness.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: It is no tragedy to do ungrateful people favors, but it is unbearable to be indebted to a scoundrel. It is no tragedy to do ungrateful people favors, but it is unbearable to be indebted to a scoundrel.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Were we perfectly acquainted with the object, we should never passionately desire it. Were we perfectly acquainted with the object, we should never passionately desire it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: A resolution never to deceive exposes a man to be often deceived. A resolution never to deceive exposes a man to be often deceived.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: We may say of agreeableness, as distinct from beauty, that it is a symmetry whose rules are unknown. We may say of agreeableness, as distinct from beauty, that it is a symmetry whose rules are unknown.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it. The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing. Some people displease with merit, and others' very faults and defects are pleasing.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld quotes: In the human heart there is a ceaseless birth of passions, so that the destruction of one is almost always the establishment of another. In the human heart there is a ceaseless birth of passions, so that the destruction of one is almost always the establishment of another.