Flattery is counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.

[La flatterie est une fausse monnaie qui n’a de cours que par notre vanité]

François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French epigrammist, memoirist, noble
Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales [Maxims], #158 (1665-1678) [tr. Kronenberger (1959)]
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 29-Apr-13
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