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Francois de La Rochefoucauld Quotes
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To refuse praise reveals a desire to be praised twice over.
Sometimes we think we dislike flattery, but it is only the way it is done that we dislike.
In jealousy there is more self-love than love.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another.
If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.
Solemnity is a device of the body to hide the faults of the mind.
Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on.
We often pride ourselves on even the most criminal passions, but envy is a timid and shamefaced passion we never dare to acknowledge.
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and fans fire.
Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from suspicion to certainty.
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