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 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “There is many a virtuous woman weary of her trade.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these are, in truth, very often owing not so much to design as chance.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “Some counterfeits reproduce so very well the truth that it would be a flaw of judgment not to be deceived by them.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think they tell more truth to us than to anyone else.”
 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 - “The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humors as on fortune.”
 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 - “When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “What we call generosity is for the most part only the vanity of giving and we exercise it because we are more fond of that vanity than of the thing we give.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “We say little, when vanity does not make us speak.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “What makes vanity so insufferable to us, is that it hurts our own.”
 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 - “Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “What keeps us from abandoning ourselves entirely to one vice, often, is the fact that we have several.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “It is only persons of firmness that can have real gentleness. Those who appear gentle are, in general, only a weak character, which easily changes into asperity.”
 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 - “As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.”
 Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld - “It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.”

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