Quotation by François La Rochefoucauld, Duc De

Self-love makes our friends appear more or less deserving in proportion to the delight we take in them, and the measures by which we judge of their worth depend upon the manner of their conversing with us.
François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 89 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
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