François de La Rochefoucauld quote about love from Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims - A gentleman may love like a lunatic, but not like a beast.
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A gentleman may love like a lunatic, but not like a beast.
 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 love folly
Date 1665
Language English
Reference
Note Translated by J. W. Willis Bund
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/9105/9105-h/9105-h.htm

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“—Sir Walter Scott, Quentin Durward.]
351.—We have much trouble to break with one, when we no longer are in love.
352.—We almost always are bored with persons with whom we should not be bored.
353.—A gentleman may love like a lunatic, but not like a beast.
354.—There are certain defects which well mounted glitter like virtue itself.
355.—Sometimes we lose friends for whose loss our regret is greater than our grief, and others for whom our grief is greater than our regret.” source
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