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Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 15/09/1613
Date of Death: 17/05/1680




 

Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes

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Everyone complains of his memory, but no one complains of his judgment.
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If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
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Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
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Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.
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We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
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Old men are fond of giving advice to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
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Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
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If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than to our strength.
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However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
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Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we resort to hide them.
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A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
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We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
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True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen.
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No disguise can long conceal love where it is, nor feign it where it is not.
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Lovers never get tired of each other, because they are always talking about themselves.
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