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Francois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes
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Generally we praise only to be praised.
Refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
There are reproaches which praise, and praises which defame.
Nothing prevents our being natural so much as the desire to appear so.
The qualities we have do not make us so ridiculous as those which we affect.
It is as proper to have pride in oneself as it is ridiculous to show it to others.
We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.
Propriety is the least of all laws, and the most observed.
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.
There is merit without rank, but there is no rank without some merit.
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