Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

267 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld quotes:

"We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire."
"Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example."
"One forgives to the degree that one loves."
"Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice."
"The intention of never deceiving often exposes us to deception."
"The most certain sign of being born with great qualities is to be born without envy"
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"Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred."
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"There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does."
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"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."
"There are heroes in evil as well as in good."
"The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humors as on fortune."
"What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love."
"If we judge of love by its usual effects, it resembles hatred more than friendship."
"No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does."
"Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit."
"Every one speaks well of his own heart, but no one dares speak well of his own mind."
"Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors."
"Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones keep to theirs a great while."
"If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us."
"In love we often doubt what we most believe."

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