Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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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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 gifts and words

As it is the characteristic of great wits to convey a great deal in a few words, so, on the contrary, small wits have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.

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 trouble

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Were we to take as much pains to be what we ought, as we do to disguise what we are, we might appear like ourselves without being at the trouble of any disguise at all.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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