Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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 ability, art, good, merit, and reputation

The art of being able to make a good use of moderate abilities wins esteem, and often confers more reputation than greater real merit.

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 ability, age, genius, knowledge, and value

The height of ability consists in a thorough knowledge of the real value of things, and of the genius of the age in which we live.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

Contributed by: Zaady

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