Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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 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 bravery and world

True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on desires

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Nothing prevents us from being natural so much as the desire to appear so.

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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