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True love is like ghosts,
by Francois de La Rochefoucauld

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

However rare true love may be,
it is less so than true friendship.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

No persons are more frequently wrong,
than those who will not admit they are wrong.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

 

Unless they share our opinions,
we seldom find people sensible.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones,
as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything,
let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret
desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,
so lesser minds have a talent of talking much,
and saying nothing.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As it is the characteristic of great wits to say much in few words,
so small wits seem to have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern.
Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its
end but in the nascent state,
and this state is constant.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against
being cheated by a man of wit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All the passions make us commit faults;
love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the
law which is most strictly observed.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Every one speaks well of his own heart,
but no one dares speak well of his own mind.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good,
to the praise that deceives them.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings,
and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin -
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
- Socrates

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True happiness... is not attained
through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge -
broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false,
and lofty things from low.
- Helen Keller

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

It's not what you don't know that kills you,
it's what you know for sure that ain't true.
- Mark Twain

Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

True love has no limits.
- Anonymous

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.
- Lao Tzu

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society censors our actions,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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