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FRANCOIS DUC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
French philanthropist and social reformer
(1613 - 1680)
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We have all of us sufficient fortitude to bear the misfortunes of others.
      - [Misfortune]

We have few faults that are not more excusable in themselves than are the means which we use to conceal them.
      - [Deceit]

We have more indolence in the mind than in the body.
      - [Indolence]

We have more power than will; and it is often by way of excuse to ourselves that we fancy things are impossible.
      - [Power]

We have more strength than will; and it is often merely for an excuse we say things are impossible.
      - [Impossibility]

We love everything on our own account; we even follow our own taste and inclination when we prefer our friends to ourselves; and yet it is this preference alone that constitutes true and perfect friendship.
      - [Friendship]

We may forgive those who bore us, we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
      - [Forgiveness]

We may say of agreeableness, as distinct from beauty, that it consists in a symmetry of which we know not the rules, and a secret conformity of the features to each other, as also to the air and complexion of the person.
      - [Agree : Beauty]

We need greater virtues to sustain good than evil fortune.
      - [Virtue]

We need not be much concerned about those faults which we have the courage to own.
      - [Faults]

We never desire ardently what we desire rationally.
      - [Covetousness : Desire]

We never desire earnestly what we desire in reason.
      - [Covetousness : Desire]

We often boast that we are never bored; but yet we are so conceited that we do not perceive how often we bore others.
      - [Egotism]

We often glory in the most criminal passion; but that of envy is so shameful that we dare not even own it.
      - [Envy]

We often shed tears which deceive ourselves after having deceived others.
      - [Tears]

We pardon as long as we love.
      - [Forgiveness]

We seldom find people ungrateful so long as we are in a condition to render them service.
      - [Gratitude]

We seldom find persons whom we acknowledge to be possessed of good sense, except those who agree with us in opinion.
      - [Prejudice]

We should manage our fortune as we do our health--enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity.
      - [Fortune]

We should often be ashamed of our very best actions, if the world only saw the motives which caused them.
      - [Action]

We should often have reason to be ashamed of our most brilliant actions if the world could see the motives from which they spring.
      - [Motive]

We should wish for few things with eagerness, if we perfectly knew the nature of that which was the object of our desire.
      - [Want]

We speak little if not egged on by vanity.
      - [Talking]

We take less pains to be happy than to appear so.
      - [Appearance]

We think very few people sensible except those who are of our opinion.
      - [Opinion]


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