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Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld quotes page 2

The mind is always the dupe of the heart.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

We may give advice, but we do not inspire conduct.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

In jealousy there is more self-love than love.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out
candles and fans fire.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those
of others.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

We rarely find that people have good sense unless they agree with us.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

We are never so generous as when giving advice.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Most people judge men only by their success or their good fortune.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

The greatest fault of a penetrating wit is to go beyond the mark.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Jealousy feeds upon suspicion, and it turns into fury or it ends as soon as we pass from
suspicion to certainty.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

The veracity which increases with old age is not far from folly.
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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