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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac (15 September 1613 – 17 March 1680) was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. It is said that his world-view was clear-eyed and urbane, and that he neither condemned human conduct nor sentimentally celebrated it.

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However rare true love may be it is less so than true friendship.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists or simulate it where it does not.
True love is like ghosts which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Everyone complains of his memory and nobody complains of his judgment.

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