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\nFrancois de La Rochefoucauld



    One forgives to the degree that one loves.

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    One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.

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    Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

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    There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

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    True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.

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    It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.

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    Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.

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

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    One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.

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    There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.

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