Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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 admiration and love

We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on friendship, hatred, judgment, love, and majorities

If one judges love by the majority of its effects, it is more like hatred than like friendship.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: his book, Les Maximes

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on love

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It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen 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.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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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.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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