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Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Love

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Funerals

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Heroes And Heroism

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Advice

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Advice

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Advice

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Our actions are like the terminations of verses, which we rhyme as we please.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Action

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Admiration

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Evil

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We often do good in order that we may do evil with impunity.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Evil

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire to seem so.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Appearance

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
To establish yourself in the world a person must do all they can to appear already established.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Appearance

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Contentment

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Courage

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Courage

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced danger.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Courage

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Age And Aging

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Age And Aging

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Age And Aging

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Age And Aging

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Agreement

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Agreement

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Conversation

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Conversation

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Faults

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Only the great can afford to have great defects.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Faults

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We forget our faults easily when they are known to ourselves alone.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Faults

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
There are few good women who do not tire of their role.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Goodness

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Quarrels would not last so long if the fault lay only on one side.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Argument

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We like to see others, but don't like others to see through us.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Behavior