Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on trouble

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Were we to take as much pains to be what we ought, as we do to disguise what we are, we might appear like ourselves without being at the trouble of any disguise at all.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on world

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To establish oneself in the world, one does all one can to seem established there already.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on work

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We work so consistently to disguise ourselves to others that we end by being disguised to ourselves.

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 admiration, change, hope, and pleasure

What makes us like new acquaintances is not so much any weariness of our old ones, or the pleasure of change, as disgust at not being sufficiently admired by those who know us too well, and the hope of being more so by those who do not know so much of us.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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