Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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.

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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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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on cleverness, honesty, and justice

When a man's acts are honest and just, it is hard to know if they result from righteousness or cleverness.

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 character and weakness

Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on hypocrisy, vices, and virtue

Hypocrisy is homage paid by vice to virtue.

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 hypocrisy, vices, and virtue

Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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