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Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense."

All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.




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: "A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant."

A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.



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: "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: "Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make it seem so."

Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make it seem so.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy."

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.




Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with."

Most people know no other way of judging men's worth but by the vogue they are in, or the fortunes they have met with.



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: "It is only persons of firmness that can have real gentleness. Those who appear gentle are, in general, only a weak character, which easily changes into asperity."

It is only persons of firmness that can have real gentleness. Those who appear gentle are, in general, only a weak character, which easily changes into asperity.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in one's speech."

The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in one's speech.



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: "If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere."

If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere.



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: "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: "There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men."

There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to be constantly under the observation of good men.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not."

People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them."

Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies."

The strongest symptom of wisdom in man is his being sensible of his own follies.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Sincerity is an openness of heart; we find it in very few people; what we usually see is only an artful dissimulation to win the confidence of others."

Sincerity is an openness of heart; we find it in very few people; what we usually see is only an artful dissimulation to win the confidence of others.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "We pardon to the extent that we love."

We pardon to the extent that we love.



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: "Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example."

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Sometimes accidents happen in life from which we have need of a little madness to extricate ourselves successfully"

Sometimes accidents happen in life from which we have need of a little madness to extricate ourselves successfully



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "The only thing constant in life is change"

The only thing constant in life is change



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die."

To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness."

Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue."

Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised."

Our virtues are often, in reality, no better than vices disguised.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "The man who leaves a woman best pleased with herself is the one whom she will soonest wish to see."

The man who leaves a woman best pleased with herself is the one whom she will soonest wish to see.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced danger."

We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced danger.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Humility is often only feigned submission which people use to render others submissive. It is a subterfuge of pride which lowers itself in order to rise."

Humility is often only feigned submission which people use to render others submissive. It is a subterfuge of pride which lowers itself in order to rise.



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: "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: "Cunning and treachery are the offspring of incapacity."

Cunning and treachery are the offspring of incapacity.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us."

The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some things that can surprise us.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Whatever ignominy or disgrace we have incurred, it is almost always in our power to reestablish our reputation."

Whatever ignominy or disgrace we have incurred, it is almost always in our power to reestablish our reputation.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding."

Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "There is a kind of love, the excess of which forbids jealousy."

There is a kind of love, the excess of which forbids jealousy.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness."

When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly better than unfaithfulness.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "It is sometimes necessary to play the fool to avoid being deceived by cunning men."

It is sometimes necessary to play the fool to avoid being deceived by cunning men.



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: "If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us."

If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does."

No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.



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: "Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part of that blame and that commendation is due which is given to the actions themselves."

Our actions seem to have their lucky and unlucky stars, to which a great part of that blame and that commendation is due which is given to the actions themselves.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "It is a common fault never to be satisfied with our fortune, nor dissatisfied with our understanding."

It is a common fault never to be satisfied with our fortune, nor dissatisfied with our understanding.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune."

The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune.



Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes: "Time's chariot-wheels make their carriage-road in the fairest face."

Time's chariot-wheels make their carriage-road in the fairest face.