François de La Rochefoucauld quote about hate from Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims - When our hatred is too bitter it places us below those whom we hate.
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When our hatred is too bitter it places us below those whom we hate.
 François de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665). copy citation

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Author François de La Rochefoucauld
Source Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
Topic hate degrading
Date 1665
Language English
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Note Translated by J. W. Willis Bund
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/9105/9105-h/9105-h.htm

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“336.—There is a kind of love, the excess of which forbids jealousy.
337.—There are certain good qualities as there are senses, and those who want them can neither perceive nor understand them.
338.—When our hatred is too bitter it places us below those whom we hate.
339.—We only appreciate our good or evil in proportion to our self-love.
340.—The wit of most women rather strengthens their folly than their reason.
["Women have an entertaining tattle, and sometimes wit, but for solid reasoning and good sense I never knew one in my life that had it, and who reasoned and acted consequentially for four and twenty hours together."” source
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