Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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 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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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range.

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 good and memory

Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on fear, injustice, justice, love, men, and suffering

Love of justice in the generality of men is only the fear of suffering from injustice.

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 fear, injustice, justice, love, men, and suffering

The love of Justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering Injustice.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on contentment, conversation, impatience, listening, people, persuasion, reflection, and wishes

One thing which makes us find so few people who appear reasonable and agreeable in conversation is, that there is scarcely anyone who does not think more of what he is about to say than of answering precisely what is said to him. The cleverest and most complaisant people content themselves with merely showing an attentive countenance, while we can see in their eyes and minds a wandering from what is said to them, and an impatience to return to what they wish to say; instead of reflecting that it is a bad method of pleasing or persuading others to be so studious of pleasing oneself; and that listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be attained in conversation.

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 fortune, happiness, misery, and temperament

Happiness and misery depend as much on temperament as on fortune.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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