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Francois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes
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Old men like to give good advice in order to console themselves for not being any longer able to set bad examples.
We credit scarcely any persons with good sense except those who are of our opinion.
In great affairs we ought to apply ourselves less to creating chances than to profiting from those that offer.
If we resist our passions, it is more on account of their weakness than of our own strength.
In the human heart there is a ceaseless birth of passions, so that the destruction of one is almost always the establishment of another.
The duration of our passions is no more dependent on ourselves than the duration of our lives.
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
The constancy of philosophers is nothing but the art of concealing their disquietude in their hearts.
We all have enough strength to bear the misfortunes of others.
We torment ourselves rather to make it appear that we are happy than to become so.
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