Rochefoucauld   QUOTES

  • Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise.

  • Passion often renders the most clever man a fool, and even sometimes renders the most foolish man clever.

  • In the human heart there is a perpetual generation of passions, such that the ruin of one is almost always the foundation of another.

  • We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others.



  • There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.

  • We promise according to our hopes; we fulfill according to our fears.

  • Those who apply themselves too much to little things often become incapable of great ones.

  • he happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.

  • A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.

  • People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.

  • Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.

  • We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.

  • One forgives to the degree that one loves.

  • To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.

  • We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those that have no virtue.


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