Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

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

If we had no faults ourselves, we should not take so much pleasure in remarking 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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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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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on imagination and life

He who lives without folly is not so wise as he imagines.

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 trying

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The most trying fools are the bright ones.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on best friend, friendship, and misfortune

In the misfortune of our best friends, we find something which is not displeasing to us.

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 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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