Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on envy

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The truest mark of being born with great qualities, is being born without envy.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on blessings, friendship, and thought

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings and the one which we take the least thought to acquire.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on agreement, flattery, friendship, praise, and self-esteem

We praise in others what we find in ourselves; true friendship grows when self-esteem is flattered by mutual agreement in tastes and pleasures.

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 business, friendship, interest, love, men, profit, and self-love

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 83 (1678)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on faults

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Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we resort to to hide them.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on faults and pleasure

Had we ourselves no faults we should find less pleasure discovering them in others.

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 faults

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Quarrels would not last long if the fault were on one side only.

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 confession, faults, and sincerity

We confess our faults, to make amends by our sincerity for the harm they have done us in the opinion of others.

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 faults

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We easily forget our faults when they are known only to ourselves.

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 flattery, money, and vanity

Flattery is counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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