Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on impossibility

Nothing is impossible: there are ways which lead to everything; and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.

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 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 deception, praise, and wisdom

Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure, which is useful, to praise which deceives them.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on change, fortune, men, revolution, and world

There is such a thing as a general revolution which changes the taste of men as it changes the fortunes of the world.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on cleverness

The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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