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La Rochefoucauld Maxims

A Collection of La Rochefoucauld Maxims

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Opportunities
Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.

Character
Courage is doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.

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

Excuses
Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.

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

Integrity
We should often feel ashamed of our best actions if the world could see all the motives which produced them.

Integrity
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.

Character
Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.

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