Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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

Man is never less sincere than when he asks, or offers, advice. When he asks it, he seems to defer to the wisdom of his friend, but really he seeks approval of his own opinion, and to make his friend responsible with him for his actions. When he offers advice, he seems to repay the confidence of his inquirer with disinterested zeal, while really seeking to bolster his own advantage or reputation.

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 advice

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Nothing is given so willingly as advice.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on advice, good, love, and people

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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