Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on confidence, conversation, and wit

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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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)

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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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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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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on absence and mediocrity

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as wind blows out candles and fans fire.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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