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Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld ( 10 of 62 )

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Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.

Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.

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To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
[Fr., C'est une grande habilete que de savoir cacher read more

To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
[Fr., C'est une grande habilete que de savoir cacher son
habilete.]

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True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.

True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.

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There is great ability in knowing how to conceal one's ability.

There is great ability in knowing how to conceal one's ability.

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We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced
danger.
[Fr., On ne peut repondre read more

We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced
danger.
[Fr., On ne peut repondre de son courage quand on n'a jamais ete
dans le peril.]

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We sometimes see a fool possessed of talent, but never of
judgment.
[Fr., On est quelquefois un sot read more

We sometimes see a fool possessed of talent, but never of
judgment.
[Fr., On est quelquefois un sot avec de l'esprit; mais on ne
l'est jamais avec du jugement.]

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Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every
virtue at the testing point.

Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every
virtue at the testing point.

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Jealousy lives upon doubts, it becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Jealousy lives upon doubts, it becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

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Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as
the wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
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Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as
the wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
[Fr., L'absence diminue les mediocres passions et augmente les
grandes, comme le vent eteint les bougies et allume le feu.]

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One may outwit another, but not all the others.
[Fr., On peut etre plus fin qu'un autre, mais non read more

One may outwit another, but not all the others.
[Fr., On peut etre plus fin qu'un autre, mais non pas plus fin
que tous les autres.]

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