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A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.   Life
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take...   Life
A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to ...   Life
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the ...   Love
All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ...   Life
As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words, so...   Life
As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.   Life
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how ha...   Life
Certainly we're not satisfied with just winning games. We've been play...   Life
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.   Life
Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.   Life
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most ...   Life
Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment...   Life
Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of appl...   Life
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency...   Life
Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor o...   Life
Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad e...   Life
Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.   Life
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.   Life
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues tha...   Life
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our...   Life
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...   Life
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.   Life
Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.   Life
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indi...   Life
If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be gr...   Life
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembl...   Life
If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in...   Life
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our s...   Life
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what ...   Life
In love we often doubt what we most believe.   Life
In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors...   Life
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow ...   Life
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not al...   Life
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of...   Life
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.   Life
It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.   Life
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.   Life
It is not enough to have great qualities; We should also have the mana...   Life
It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, bu...   Life
It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice a...   Life
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.   Life
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.   Life
Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.   Life
Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as s...   Life
Jealousy springs more from love of self than from love of another.   Life
Live on doubts; it becomes madness or stops entirely as soon as we pas...   Life
Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambit...   Life
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own...   Life
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.   Life
Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to concea...   Life
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye   Life
Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most b...   Life
No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.   Life
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.   Life
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if ...   Life
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or...   Life
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear na...   Life
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures o...   Life
Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their...   Life
Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their ina...   Life
One forgives to the degree that one loves.   Forgiveness
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.   Life
Our actions are like the terminations of verses, which we rhyme as we ...   Life
Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise.   Life
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiot...   Life
Passions are the only orators to always convinces us.   Life
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.   Life
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before...   Life
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would...   Life
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people...   Life
Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady.   Life
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.   Life
Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side.   Life
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of...   Life
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself...   Life
Taste may change, but inclination never.   Life
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as...   Life
The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.   Life
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.   Life
The heart is forever making the head its fool.   Life
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.   Life
The mind is always the patsy of the heart.   Life
The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.   Life
The only good imitations are those that poke fun at bad originals.   Life
The only thing that should surprise us is that there are still some th...   Life
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.   Life
The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are alwa...   Life
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that eac...   Life
The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without e...   Life
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than ot...   Life
The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.   Life
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.   Life
There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite de...   Life
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their...   Life
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.   Life
There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which make...   Life
There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love w...   Life
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...   Life
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or...   Life
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or ...   Love
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.   Life
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily susp...   Life
Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become inca...   Life
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom ...   Life
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.   Life
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.   Life
Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.   Life
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen...   Love
Usually we praise only to be praised.   Life
Virtue would go far if vanity did not keep it company.   Life
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.   Life
We always get bored with those whom we bore.   Life
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those wh...   Life
We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in t...   Life
We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculatio...   Life
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more tha...   Life
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end w...   Life
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.   Life
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ...   Life
We do not despise all those who have vices, but we do despise those th...   Life
We get so much in the habit of wearing disguises before others that we...   Life
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.   Life
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom w...   Life
We only acknowledge small faults in order to make it appear that we ar...   Life
We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no b...   Life
We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.   Life
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our op...   Life
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve...   Life
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could se...   Life
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of ...   Life
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves a...   Life
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.   Life
What is called generosity is usually only the vanity of giving; we enj...   Life
What makes vanity so insufferable to us, is that it hurts our own.   Life
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual...   Life
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, ...   Life
When our hatred is violent, it sinks us even beneath those we hate.   Life
When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.   Life
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a...   Life
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and no...   Life
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least trivialit...   Life
Wit sometimes enables us to act rudely with impunity.   Life