Duc de La Rochefoucauld

1613 - 1680

A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on character, goodness, indolence, and strength

No man deserves to be praised for his goodness unless he has strength of character to be wicked. All other goodness is generally nothing but indolence or impotence of will.

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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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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