Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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 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.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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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.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on mistakes

He who thinks he can find in himself the means of doing without others is much mistaken; but he who thinks that others cannot do without him is still more mistaken.

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 deception

It is easier to deceive yourself, and to do so unperceived, than to deceive another.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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