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Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Censure

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Character

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Chastity

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
It is great cleverness to know how to conceal our cleverness.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Cleverness

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Cleverness

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Company

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Compliments

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Confession

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Confidence

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Greatness

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Crime And Criminals

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Death #French Writer

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Decency

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Deception

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
How ever a brilliant an action, it should not be viewed as great unless it is the result of a great motive.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Deeds And Good Deeds

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
There are ways which lead to everything, and if we have sufficient will we should always have sufficient means.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Desire

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We never desire strongly, what we desire rationally.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Desire

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Diets And Dieting

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We would rather speak badly of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Egotism

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
True eloquence consists in saying all that should be said, and that only.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Eloquence

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Our enemies approach nearer to truth in their judgments of us than we do ourselves.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Enemies

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Enemies

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Envy

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#American Novelist #Envy

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Envy

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a certain air which distinguishes us, and seems to destine us for great things; it is a price which we imperceptibly set upon ourselves.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Fortune

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Example

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Grace