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François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from François de La Rochefoucauld
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“We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves.”
Donna Tartt
author
The Goldfinch
book
disguises
identity
pleasing others
unidentifiable
pretend
concepts
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“If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.”
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“The constancy of the wise is the art to contain their excitement in the heart.”
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“The intellect is always fooled by the heart.”
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“Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.”
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“We promise according to our expectations and we want according to our fears.”
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“Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.”
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“Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.”
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“There are good marriages, but there was none of delicious.”
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“Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can’t quite name.”
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“We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.”
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“No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.”
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“Men give away nothing as so liberally as their advice.”
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“There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand different copies.”
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“Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.”
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“Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.”
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“We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.”
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“The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.”
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“When we are in love we often doubt that which we love most.”
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“Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most benevolent price advice can turn out badly.”

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