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More from François de la Rochefoucauld

Humility is often only a feigned submission of which we make use to render others submissive. It is an artifice of pride which abases in order to exalt itself.

Few men are sufficiently discerning to appreciate all the evil they do.

Maxim 269

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