Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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 imagination and life

He who lives without folly is not so wise as he imagines.

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 trying

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The most trying fools are the bright ones.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.

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

There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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

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Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on impossibility and strength

Our strength exceeds our will; how often we say things are impossible when we are looking for an excuse.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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