Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on advice and inspiration

We give advice, we do not inspire conduct.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on advice

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We give nothing so freely as advice.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on action, advice, approval, confidence, friendship, giving, interest, reputation, responsibility, sincerity, and zeal

Nothing is less sincere than our mode of asking and giving advice. He who asks seems to have a deference for the opinion of his friend, while he only aims to get approval of his own and make his friend responsible for his action. And he who gives advice repays the confidence supposed to be placed in him by a seemingly disinterested zeal, while he seldom means anything by his advice but his own interest or reputation.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on people and strength

We all have enough strength to bear other people's woes.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on ability and skill

To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.

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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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on accidents, cleverness, good, and luck

No accident so grave but that the clever man can turn it to some good; no luck so great but that the fool can twist it to his hurt.

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 good

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It is not sufficient to have great qualities; we must be able to make good use of them.

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 strength

We all have enough strength to bear the misfortunes of others.

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 adversity, best friend, and friendship

In the adversity of our best friends we always find something which is not wholly displeasing to us.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Reflections, xv.

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