Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings and the one which we take the least thought to acquire.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on agreement, flattery, friendship, praise, and self-esteem

We praise in others what we find in ourselves; true friendship grows when self-esteem is flattered by mutual agreement in tastes and pleasures.

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 business, friendship, interest, love, men, profit, and self-love

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 83 (1678)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on faults

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Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we resort to to hide them.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on certainty, courage, and danger

We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced danger.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on superiority, seeking, and interiority

What the superior man seeks is in himself: what the small man seeks is in others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on courage

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Courage is doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.

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 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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