• Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire to seem so.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • Grace is to the body what clear thinking is to the mind.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • When our vices desert us, we flatter ourselves that we are deserting our vices.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.
    It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • One forgives to the degree that one loves.
    ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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