Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on skill

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Tricks and treachery are merely proofs of lack of skill.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Those who give too much attention to trifling things become generally incapable of great ones.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on anxiety, greed, interest, and order

A shrewd man has to arrange his interests in order of importance and deal with them one by one; but often our greed upsets this order and makes us run after so many things at once that through over-anxiety to obtain the trivial, we miss the most important.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on difficulty and silence

It is never so difficult to speak as when we are ashamed of our silence.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on life

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We come fresh to the different stages of life, and in each of them we are quite inexperienced, no matter how old we are.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on diet, health, and illness

To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on gifts and words

As it is the characteristic of great wits to convey a great deal in a few words, so, on the contrary, small wits have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing.

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 consequences, evil, fear, regret, and repentance

Our repentance is not so much regret for the evil we have done, as fear of its consequences to us.

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 betrayal, contentment, deception, enemies, and friendship

To be deceived by our enemies or betrayed by our friends in insupportable; yet by ourselves we are often content to be so treated.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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