"Reason alone is insufficient to make us enthusiastic in any matter." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Nothing is so infectious as example." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"We often forgive those who bore us, but can't forgive those whom we bore." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"A man's happiness or unhappiness depends as much on his temperament as on his destiny." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Though men pride themselves on their great actions, often they are not the result of any great design, but of chance." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"To establish oneself in the world, one has to do all one can to appear established." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"In great affairs we ought to apply ourselves less to creating chances than to profiting from those that are offered." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Friendship is only a reciprocal conciliation of interests." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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