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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: "One forgives to the degree that one loves."

One forgives to the degree that one loves.



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: "Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on."

Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on.




Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "A man's happiness or unhappiness depends as much on his temperament as on his destiny."

A man's happiness or unhappiness depends as much on his temperament as on his destiny.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore."

We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves it is useless to seek it elsewhere."

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves it is useless to seek it elsewhere.




Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one."

One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade."

There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship."

If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency."

Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "The virtues and the vices are all put in motion by interest."

The virtues and the vices are all put in motion by interest.




Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of parts even that of disinterestedness."

Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of parts even that of disinterestedness.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable, and have every word received with a religious respect."

Our aversion to lying is commonly a secret ambition to make what we say considerable, and have every word received with a religious respect.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "The intellect is always fooled by the heart."

The intellect is always fooled by the heart.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "The prospect of being pleased tomorrow will never console me for the boredom of today."

The prospect of being pleased tomorrow will never console me for the boredom of today.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Friendship is only a reciprocal conciliation of interests."

Friendship is only a reciprocal conciliation of interests.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Boredom ... causes us to neglect more duties than does interest."

Boredom ... causes us to neglect more duties than does interest.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires."

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "We are never so happy or so unhappy as we think."

We are never so happy or so unhappy as we think.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "We do not wish ardently for what we desire only through reason."

We do not wish ardently for what we desire only through reason.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "It is as proper to have pride in oneself as it is ridiculous to show it to others."

It is as proper to have pride in oneself as it is ridiculous to show it to others.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye."

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Taste may change, but inclination never."

Taste may change, but inclination never.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations."

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "To establish oneself in the world one has to do all one can to appear established."

To establish oneself in the world one has to do all one can to appear established.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen."

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "We should scarcely desire things ardently if we were perfectly acquainted with what we desire."

We should scarcely desire things ardently if we were perfectly acquainted with what we desire.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "There are no accidents so unlucky from which clever people are not able to reap some advantage and none so lucky that the foolish are not able to turn them to their own disadvantage."

There are no accidents so unlucky from which clever people are not able to reap some advantage and none so lucky that the foolish are not able to turn them to their own disadvantage.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to find a woman who has had just one."

You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to find a woman who has had just one.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it."

Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present are commonly too hard for it.



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: "He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by chance but he who knows it and can judge it and has a true taste for it."

He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by chance but he who knows it and can judge it and has a true taste for it.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance."

Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance.



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: "Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice."

Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty."

Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Before we set our hearts too much upon anything let us examine how happy they are who already possess it."

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything let us examine how happy they are who already possess it.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention."

However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone."

It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it."

We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge."

In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them."

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness."

Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.



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: "If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength."

If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others."

We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "A man who finds no satisfaction in himself seeks for it in vain elsewhere."

A man who finds no satisfaction in himself seeks for it in vain elsewhere.