Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

What men have given the name of friendship to is nothing but an alliance, a reciprocal accommodation of interest, an exchange of good offices; in it is nothing but a system of traffic, in which self-love always proposes to itself some advantage.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

It is a common fault to never be satisfied with our fortune, nor dissatisfied with our understanding.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: The Maxims

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on superiority, self-delusion, and arrogance

The true means of being misled is to believe oneself finer than the others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Quoted in Beggars Ride by Nancy Kress, Tor Books, 1997, p. 341

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on contentment and happiness

Few things are needed to make a wise man happy; nothing can make a fool content.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on cleverness, company, and wit

Deprived of the company of fools, a great wit does not seem half so clever.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on love and people

There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on facts, murder, and theory

There goes another beautiful theory about to be murdered by a brutal gang of facts.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on understanding

The defects of the understanding, like those of the face, grow worse as we grow old.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on duty, interest, and self-interest

More things are left undone through neglect of duty than through neglect of self-interest.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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