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“Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and kindles fires.”
François de la Rochefoucauld
“When we cannot find contentment in ourselves it is useless to seek it elsewhere”
“The intention of never deceiving often exposes us to deception.”
“To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.”
“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
“When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere”
“We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.”
“There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other.”
“Hope and fear are inseparable. There is no hope without fear, nor any fear without hope.”
“Old people are fond of giving good advice; it consoles them for no longer being capable of setting a bad example.”
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