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Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enjoy the vanity more than the thing given.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Generosity

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Generosity

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Goals

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Gratitude

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Gratitude

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We are never so happy nor so unhappy as we imagine.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Happiness

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
When our hatred is violent, it sinks us even beneath those we hate.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Hatred

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
It is a wearisome disease to preserve health by too strict a regimen.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Health

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Humility

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Hope and fear are inseparable.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Hope

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Hope is the last thing that dies in man; and though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it is of this good use to us, that while we are traveling through life it conducts us in an easier and more pleasant way to our journey's end.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Hope

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Modesty

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Too great a hurry to discharge an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Ingratitude

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Fortune and humor govern the world.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Humorous

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humors as on fortune.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Humorous

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Hypocrisy

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
The only good imitations are those that poke fun at bad originals.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Imitation

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Imitation

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Intelligence And Intellectuals

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Interest

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Jealousy

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Jealousy

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Jealousy

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Live on doubts; it becomes madness or stops entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Jealousy

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Everyone complains of the badness of his memory, but nobody of his judgment.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Judgment And Judges

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me!
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Leadership

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in conversation.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Listening

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
What makes us so bitter against people who outwit us is that they think themselves cleverer than we are.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Losers And Losing

Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation is over.
Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
#Love #Sad Love