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A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
Praise
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire.
Friends and Friendship
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All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.
Flirting
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As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
Age and Aging
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Bodily labor alleviates the pains of the mind and from this arises the happiness of the poor.
Work
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Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
Luck
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Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Conversation
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Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.
Decency
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Envy is more irreconcilable than hatred.
Envy
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Everyone complains of the badness of his memory, but nobody of his judgment.
Judgment and Judges
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Few people know how to be old.
Age and Aging
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Fortune and humor govern the world.
Humor
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Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.
Funerals
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Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind.
Grace
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He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Fools and Foolishness
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Honest people will respect us for our merit: the public, for our luck.
Respectability
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Hope and fear are inseparable.
Hope
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How can we accept another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves.
Secrets
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However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Friends and Friendship
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Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others.
Humility
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Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.
Hypocrisy
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If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me!
Leaders and Leadership
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If it requires great tact to speak to the purpose, it requires no less to know when to be silent.
Speakers and Speaking
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss.
Company
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
Love
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