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  • 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).
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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).
  • 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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  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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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  • 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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