Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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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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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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on duty, indolence, timidity, and virtue

Indolence and timidity often keep us to our duty, while our virtue carries off all the credit of doing so.

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 jealousy, love, and self-love

In jealousy there is more of self-love, than of love to another.

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

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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