Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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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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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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on contentment

When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

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 courage and world

Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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

Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would do with the world looking on

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Contributed by: Zaady

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