Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on faults

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Quarrels would not last long if the fault were on one side only.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on confession, faults, and sincerity

We confess our faults, to make amends by our sincerity for the harm they have done us in the opinion of others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on faults

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We easily forget our faults when they are known only to ourselves.

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 flattery, money, and vanity

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

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on action, chance, design, and men

Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of great design as of chance.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on happiness

Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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

There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on evil, good, and order

We often do good in order that we may do evil with impunity.

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 silence

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There is an eloquent silence: it serves sometimes to approve, sometimes to condemn; there is a mocking silence; there is a respectful 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 enthusiasm, laws, and nature

Enthusiasm is the most convincing orator; it is like the functioning of an infallible law of nature. The simplest man, fired with enthusiasm, is more persuasive than the most eloquent without it.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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