Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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 constancy, love, and merit

There are two sorts of constancy in love-one arises from continually discovering in the loved person new subjects for love, the other arises from our making a merit of being constant.

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.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on happiness and unhappiness

We are never so happy, nor so unhappy, as we suppose ourselves to be.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on heart

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The head is ever the dupe of the heart.

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 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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