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Ability
Engrave this Quote To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
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-Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Engrave this Quote The height of ability consists in a thorough knowledge of the real value of things, and of the genius of the age in which we live.
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Absence
Engrave this Quote Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
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Action(s)
Engrave this Quote Our actions are like the terminations of verses, which we rhyme as we please.
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Engrave this Quote However brilliant an action, it should not be esteemed great unless the result of a great motive.
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-Francois de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1665
Admiration
Engrave this Quote We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.
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Advice
Engrave this Quote Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
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Engrave this Quote We may give advice, but not the sense to use it.
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Engrave this Quote Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
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Engrave this Quote The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
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Engrave this Quote We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
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Age
Engrave this Quote As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
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Engrave this Quote Few people know how to be old.
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Engrave this Quote Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
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Engrave this Quote Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.
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Engrave this Quote Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.
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Agreement
Engrave this Quote The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying.
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Engrave this Quote We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
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Anger
Engrave this Quote The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
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Appearance
Engrave this Quote Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire to seem so.
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Engrave this Quote To establish yourself in the world a person must do all they can to appear already established.
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Argument & Debate
Engrave this Quote Quarrels would not last so long if the fault lay only on one side.
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Beauty
Engrave this Quote Some beautiful things are more impressive when left imperfect than when too highly finished.
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-Francois de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims 1665, Maxim 627
Bravery
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Engrave this Quote True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.
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