Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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

We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on judgment and skill

The highest skill is the true judgment of values.

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 vanity

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When not prompted by vanity, we say little.

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 reason and vanity

Vanity makes us do more things against inclination than reason.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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

It is to be a truly virtuous man to wish to be always exposed to the view of virtuous people.

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 virtue

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Perfect virtue consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on fortune, good, and needs

We need greater virtues to sustain good fortune than bad.

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 cleverness, defeat, gold, interest, order, organize, trifle, and worth

A clever man should organize his self-interests in the order of their worth. Greediness often defeats its own end, by making us scratch for every trifle when we should dig for gold alone.

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 difficulty and silence

It is never so difficult to speak as when we are ashamed of our silence.

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 life

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We come fresh to the different stages of life, and in each of them we are quite inexperienced, no matter how old we are.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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