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How can we expect somebody else to keep our secret if we cannot keep it ourselves?


Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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How can we expect another to keep our secret if we cannot keep it ourselves.
FRANCOIS DUC DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves
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How can we accept another to keep our secret if we have been unable to keep it ourselves.
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To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?
LEE STRASBERG
We tried our best to keep the ball out of J.J.'s (Mulligan) hands and we knew if somebody else stepp...
BRIAN VOYLES
I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret.
WALTER WINCHELL
I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret.
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We pride ourselves on our defense. We keep our hands up and keep getting in there.
JUSTIN BERRY
If we are unable to tolerate ourselves when we are alone, how can we expect anyone else to be enrich...
GERALD COREY
If we can keep ourselves from interfering with the natural laws of life, mistakes can be our child's...
RANDY ALCORN
These are the kinds of things we need to do to keep this thing rolling. If we can pull our resources...
LEON SPENCER
How can you expect something to heal if you keep poking?
MAGGIE STIEFVATER
Hope and fear are inseparable. -La Rochefoucauld.
LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
We cannot limit ourselves solely to the 'secret prisons' issue.
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The path is paved with consistent, conscious mental and spiritual alertness and the gradual growth o...
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How does somebody know you love them if you keep it to yourself.
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If we can keep the game close, because of our system, we can get to them.
BRUCE SHEARER
If you wish another to keep your secret, first keep it to yourself.
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Three can keep a secret, if two are dead.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
If you wish another to keep your secret, first keep it yourself
LATIN PROVERB
Perfection isn't everything," she said as she turned and walked away. "I think the flaws are what ma...
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I'm already gone. I died that night on the side of that road with my sister.
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With her I'd buried myself, every memory of who I was now, six feet under with the sister I'd put th...
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Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.
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There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.
AGNES REPPLIER
If we can keep our composure we will be able to come away with two wins.
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We just keep playing. We know how good we are and how good we can be. We have so many different play...
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I think the question of how we deal with our client is probably something we ought to keep to oursel...
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I think the question of how we deal with our client is probably something we ought to keep to oursel...
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We cannot wish for that we know not.
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We walk ourselves into ruts so deep we cannot see over them.
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Right now we can either fold our tents or put it behind us and go on. We're a good team, but if we e...
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Don't expect perfection, it will never happen. You can expect progress if you keep working at it.
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Don't expect perfection, it will never happen. You can expect progress if you keep working at it.
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I think we can play with anyone if we play with all our heart. We have really good chemistry and as ...
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En la adversidad de nuestros mejores amigos siempre encontramos algo que no nos desagrada
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If port security is not a top priority for our own government, how can we expect it to be a priority...
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If we don't fear God, it's because we don't know God.
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We keep losing because of ourselves.
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We are looking to keep our errors to a minimum this year. We lost to Lone Peak by one run because we...
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We seem to be finding our niche a little bit. If the special teams on both sides keep going, hopeful...
STEPHEN WEISS
We cannot expect to lift others unless we stand on higher ground ourselves.
GORDON B. HINCKLEY
If we're honest with ourselves, most of us know the one thing we lack.
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Let’s help if we can, keep silence if we can’t
JOHN B. BEJO
The world is getting smaller and smaller every day. We cannot find ourselves dependent on somebody w...
WAYNE ROGERS
Isn't unconditional love supposed to work both ways? How can we expect unconditional love for oursel...
CHRISTINA ENGELA
Our heroic staff cannot keep going much longer. We can't get our people out fast enough.
DON SMITHBURG
To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.
FEDERICO GARCíA LORCA
I finally figured out that not every crisis can be managed. As much as we want to keep ourselves saf...
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If we can put four quarters together, that's the objective. Let's see how somebody else feels playin...
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Our theory with that is ... somebody got a good deal, good for them. That'll keep them coming back. ...
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One of the best things we can do for ourselves and for our detained friends is to keep doing our wor...
ALLAN SLATER
As long as we keep winning, we can put ourselves in a good situation. Maybe things will start going ...
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If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.
STENDHAL
Ants can live together in solidarity and forget themselves in the community. In a normative capitali...
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Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
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It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
VOLTAIRE
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
VOLTAIRE
Injustice in the end produces independence.
VOLTAIRE
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
VOLTAIRE
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really is dead.
VOLTAIRE
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
VOLTAIRE
Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or ev...
VOLTAIRE
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, c...
VOLTAIRE
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
VOLTAIRE
History should be written as philosophy.
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I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
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Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well ...
VOLTAIRE
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the bra...
VOLTAIRE
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
VOLTAIRE
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
VOLTAIRE
Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
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I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment, or at so light a price, as the moment I ...
STENDHAL
In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better...
STENDHAL
What is really beautiful must always be true.
STENDHAL
Justice is the truth in action.
JOSEPH JOUBERT
Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.
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There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
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It is conventional to call 'monster' any blending of dissonant elements. I call 'monster...
ALFRED JARRY
Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion.
STENDHAL
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
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Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the only one.
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Often, before returning home, I would take a long and roundabout way and pass by the peaceful rampar...
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This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.
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I master my doubts now. I have fun with them, they're my travelling companions.
DANIEL PENNAC
I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.
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Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
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Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
VOLTAIRE
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
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We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
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What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
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It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.
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There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation is over.
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The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
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The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has so...
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They that apply themselves to trifling matters commonly become incapable of great ones.
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Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make it seem so.
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Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before ev...
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In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes the world to believe...
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Usually we praise only to be praised.
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When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
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All the passions are nothing else than different degrees of heat and cold of the blood.
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It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
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Chance corrects us of many faults that reason would not know how to correct.
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The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
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It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
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The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
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Hope is the last thing that dies in man; and though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it is of this g...
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There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
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In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope for greater favours.
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No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.
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Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.
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Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourse...
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The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
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We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
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One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have ha...
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Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
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Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish to correct of it.
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We are never so ridiculous by the qualities we have, as by those we affect to have.
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Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.
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The shame that arises from praise which we do not deserve often makes us do things we should otherwi...
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Weak people cannot be sincere.
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Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as wind extinguishes candles and fans...
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Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
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We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
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It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability.
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Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already poss...
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Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to ...
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It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
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Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
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Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady.
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He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
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We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.
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The truest mark of being born with great qualities, is being born without envy.
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He who lives without folly is not so wise as he imagines.
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Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.
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Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
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Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.
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There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
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Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
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