Quotations From DUC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, FRANÇOIS

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  • 311.
    Avarice is more directly opposed to thrift than generosity is.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 168 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • 312.
    Lovers, when they are no longer in love, find it very hard to break up.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 351 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).

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  • 313.
    There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 367 (1678).

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  • 314.
    Truth has scarce done so much good in the world as the false appearances of it have done hurt.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 65 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).

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  • 315.
    As we grow older, we increase in folly—and in wisdom.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 211 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • 316.
    Love is one and the same in the original; but there are a thousand different copies of it.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 75 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).

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  • 317.
    We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 304 (1678).
  • 318.
    Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that have not wit enough to be honest.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 127 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
  • 319.
    As long as we love, we can forgive.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 330 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).

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  • 320.
    No man can love a second time the person whom he has once truly ceased to love.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 287 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).

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