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66Six quotes by La Rochefoucauld99

François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac (15 September 1613 – 17 March 1680) was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. The view of human conduct his writings describe has been summed up by the words 'everything is reducible to the motive of self-interest,' though the term 'gently cynical' has also been applied. Born in Paris in the Rue des Petits Champs, at a time when the royal court was oscillating between aiding the nobility and threatening it, he was considered an exemplar of the accomplished 17th-Century nobleman. Until 1650, he bore the title of Prince de Marcillac.

66Everyone complains about his memory, and no one complains about his judgment.99 [+]

66It is easier to fake love than to hide it.99 [+]

66Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise.99 [+]

66We all have the strength to endure the misfortunes of others.99 [+]

66We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.99 [+]

66Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?99 [+]

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