Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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 existence and love

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists or simulate it where it does not.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on love

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There is only one sort of love, but there are a thousand copies.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on love

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True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on love

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We pardon to the extent that we love.

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 inspiration, love, passion, and pleasure

The pleasure of love is in loving. We are much happier in the passion we feel than in that we inspire.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Maxim 259.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on ingratitude, kindness, and obligation

Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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