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FRANCOIS DUC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
French philanthropist and social reformer
(1613 - 1680)
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Self-love, as it happens to be well or ill conducted, constitutes virtue and vice.
      - [Self-love]

Selfishness is the grand moving principle of nine-tenths of our actions.
      - [Motive]

Silence is the best resolve for him who distrusts himself.
      - [Silence]

Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself.
      - [Silence]

Simplicity is a delicate imposition.
      - [Simplicity]

Sincerity is an openness of heart; it is found in a very few people, and that which we see commonly is not it, but a subtle dissimulation, to gain the confidence of others.
      - [Sincerity]

Some persons of weak understanding are so sensible of that weakness, as to be able to make a good use of it.
      - [Ability]

Some weak people are so sensible of their weakness as to be able to make a good use of it.
      - [Weakness]

Sometimes there are accidents in our lives the skillful extrication from which demands a little folly.
      - [Accident]

Sometimes we lose friends for whose loss our regret is greater than our grief, and others for whom our grief is greater than our regret.
      - [Friends]

That conduct sometimes seems ridiculous, in the eyes of the world, the secret reasons for which, may, in reality, be wise and solid.
      - [Conduct]

The ambitious deceive themselves when they propose an end to their ambition; for that end, when attained, becomes a means.
      - [Ambition]

The art of being able to make a good use of moderate abilities wins esteem and often confers more reputation than real merit.
      - sometimes attributed to Jean de la Bruyere
        [Merit]

The art of putting well into play mediocre qualities often begets more reputation than true merit achieves.
      - [Mediocrity]

The art of using moderate abilities to advantage wins praise, and often acquires more reputation than actual brilliancy.
      - [Ability]

The blindness of men is the most dangerous effect of their pride; it seems to nourish and augment it; it deprives them of knowledge of remedies which can solace their miseries and can cure their faults.
      - [Blindness]

The common foible of women who been handsome is to forget that they are no longer so.
      - [Beauty]

The common practice of cunning is the sign of a small genius; it almost always happens that those who use it to cover themselves in one place lay themselves open in another.
      - [Cunning]

The constancy of sages is nothing but the art of locking up their agitation in their hearts.
      - [Self-control]

The constancy of the wise is only the art of keeping disquietude to one's self.
      - [Constancy]

The contempt of riches in the philosophers was a concealed desire of revenging on fortune the injustice done to their merit, by despising the good she denied them.
      - [Riches]

The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse as we grow old.
      - [Age]

The defects of the understanding, like those of the face, grow worse as we grow old.
      - [Understanding]

The desire of appearing clever often prevents our becoming so.
      - [Pretension]

The extreme pleasure we take in talking of ourselves should make us fear that we give very little to those who listen to us.
      - [Conversation]


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