Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.

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 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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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on company and wit

A man of wit could often be embarrassed without the company of fools.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on faults

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Quarrels would not last so long if the fault were only on one side.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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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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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on birth and confidence

The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not speak of ourselves at all.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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