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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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François, duc de La Rochefoucauld. (1613–1680) (continued)
 
9518
    True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
          Maxim 76.
9519
    The love of justice is simply, in the majority of men, the fear of suffering injustice.
          Maxim 78.
9520
    Silence is the best resolve for him who distrusts himself.
          Maxim 79.
9521
    Friendship is only a reciprocal conciliation of interests, and an exchange of good offices; it is a species of commerce out of which self-love always expects to gain something.
          Maxim 83.
9522
    A man who is ungrateful is often less to blame than his benefactor.
          Maxim 96.
9523
    The understanding is always the dupe of the heart.
          Maxim 102.
9524
    Nothing is given so profusely as advice.
          Maxim 110.
9525
    The true way to be deceived is to think oneself more knowing than others.
          Maxim 127.
9526
    Usually we praise only to be praised.
          Maxim 146.
9527
    Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence.
          Maxim 180.
9528
    Most people judge men only by success or by fortune.
          Maxim 212.
9529
    Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
          Maxim 218.
9530
    Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
          Maxim 226.
9531
    There is great ability in knowing how to conceal one’s ability.
          Maxim 245.
9532
    The pleasure of love is in loving. We are happier in the passion we feel than in that we inspire. 1
          Maxim 259.
 
Note 1.
See Shelley, Quotation 15. [back]
 

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