Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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 complaints, judgment, and memory

Everyone complains of his lack of memory, but nobody of his want of judgment.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on good, judgment, and merit

We should not judge of a man's merit by his good qualities, but by the use he can make of them.

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 heart and mind

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The mind cannot long act the role of the heart.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on deed, good, motives, and people

We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.

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 action and motives

However brilliant an action, it should not be esteemed great unless the result of a great motive.

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 people

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We think very few people sensible, except those who are of our opinion.

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 failure, men, and success

Few things are impracticable in themselves; and it is for want of application, rather than of means, that men fail to succeed.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on evil, future, past, philosophy, and present

Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on giving, goodness, praise, and virtue

Often we exaggerate the goodness of others more for our own virtue in giving praise than for the virtues that we praise: thus we invite commendation by seeming to dispense it.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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