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.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on satisfaction

One who finds no satisfaction in himself seeks for it in vain elsewhere.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on confidence, heart, imitation, people, and sincerity

Sincerity is an open heart. Few people show it; usually what we see is an imitation put on to snare the confidence of others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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