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Maxims Maxims by François de La Rochefoucauld
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“Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.”
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims
“If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
“One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger.”
Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
“A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
“The truest way to be deceived is to think oneself more knowing than others.”
Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
“Hypocrisy is a tribute that vice pays to virtue.”
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld, Reflections or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“Everyone complains of his memory, and no one complains of his judgment.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Ra(c)Flexions, Ou Sentences Et Maximes Morale
“We forgive so long as we love.”
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld, Reflections or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“Passion often makes fools of the wisest men and gives the silliest wisdom.”
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld, Reflections or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“People would never fall in love if they hadn't heard love talked about.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
“Extreme boredom provides its own antidote.”
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld, Reflections or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“A weakling is incapable of sincerity.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
“Almost always we are bored by people to whom we ourselves are boring.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
“321.—We are nearer loving those who hate us, than those who love us more than we desire.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
“357.—Little minds are too much wounded by little things; great minds see all and are not even hurt.”
Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“In the human heart one generation of passions follows another; from the ashes of one springs the spark of the next.”
La Rochefoucauld, The Maxims of La Rochefoucauld
“142.—As it is the mark of great minds to say many things in a few words, so it is that of little minds to use many words to say nothing.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“We do not despise all those with vices, but we do despise all those without a single virtue.”
Francois La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
“78.—The love of justice is simply in the majority of men the fear of suffering injustice.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“How comes it that our memories are good enough to retain even the minutest details of what has befallen us, but not to recollect how many times we have recounted to the same person?”
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld, Reflections or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“93.—Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer set bad examples.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“269.—No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“324.—There is more self-love than love in jealousy.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“Nous avons plus de paresse dans l'esprit que dans le corps.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
“386.—No people are more often wrong than those who will not allow themselves to be wrong.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“103.—Those who know their minds do not necessarily know their hearts.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“267.—A quickness in believing evil without having sufficiently examined it, is the effect of pride and laziness. We wish to find the guilty, and we do not wish to trouble ourselves in examining the crime.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“437.—We should not judge of a man's merit by his great abilities, but by the use he makes of them.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
“On n'est jamais si heureux ni si malheureux qu'on s'imagine.”
François La Rochefoucauld, Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales
“Les défauts de l'âme sont comme les blessures du corps: quelque soin qu'on prenne de les guérir, la cicatrice paraît toujours, et elles sont à tout moment en danger de se rouvrir.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

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