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More from François de la Rochefoucauld

Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.

Maxim 128

Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.

Maxim 19

We have all sufficient strength to endure the misfortunes of others.

Maxim 19

We need greater virtues to sustain good than evil fortune.

Maxim 25

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.

Maxim 26