“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

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Six quotes by La Rochefoucauld

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.
 Everyone complains about his memory, and no one complains about his judgment. 
 It is easier to fake love than to hide it. 
 Our virtues are most frequently but vices in disguise. 
 We all have the strength to endure the misfortunes of others. 
 We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore. 
 Why 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? 

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