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La Rochefoucauld

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tiny.ag/8zet9hei  ·   Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Absence extinguishes small passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out a candle, and fans a bonfire.

La Rochefoucauld, in Love and Hate

tiny.ag/hxz4udr0  ·   Fair (171 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.

La Rochefoucauld, in Love and Hate and Success and Failure

tiny.ag/hlnxvxip  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

La Rochefoucauld, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/umrsfwb2  ·   Fair (188 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

La Rochefoucauld, in Vice and Virtue