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 world

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To establish oneself in the world, one does all one can to seem established there already.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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