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47 Famous Quotes by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
9/8/1765 - 9/3/1848
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That is fine, and I would have praised you more had you praised me less. [Fr., Cela est beau, et je vous louerais davantage si vous m'aviez loue moins.]

Praise Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxims (no. 152)

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True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world!

Bravery Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxims (216)

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Men are more satirical from vanity than from malice.

Satire Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxims (no. 508)

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Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a worrisome malady.

Health Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxims (no. 285)

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The accent of one's country dwells in the mind and in the heart as much as in the language. [Fr., L'accent du pays ou l'on est ne demeure dans l'esprit et dans le coeur comme dans le langage.]

Language Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maximes (342)

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We do not despise all those who have vices, but we despise all those who have not a single virtue.

Vice Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxims (no. 195)

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It is a species of coquetry to make a parade of never practising it.

Coquetry Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxims (no. 110)

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Coquetry is the essential characteristic, and the prevalent humor of women; but they do not all practise it, because the coquetry of some is restrained by fear or by reason.

Coquetry Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxims (no. 252)

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Women know not the whole of their coquetry.

Coquetry Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxims (no. 342)

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The greatest miracle of love is the cure of coquetry.

Coquetry Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxims (no. 359)

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The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits.

Gratitude Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxim (298)

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The only good copies are those which exhibit the defects of bad originals.

Painting Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxims (no. 136)

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Some people resemble ballads which are only sung for a certain time.

Ballads Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxims (no. 220)

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On dit que dans ses amours Il fut caresse des belles, Qui le suivirent toujours, Tant qu'il marcha devant elles.

Admiration Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxim (305)

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We give advice, but we do not inspire conduct.

Advice Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxim (403)

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The world rewards the appearance of merit oftener than merit itself. [Fr., Le monde recompense plus souvent les apparences de merite que le merite meme.]

Merit Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maximes (166)

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There is a season for man's merit as well as for fruit. [Fr., Le merite des hommes a sa saison aussi bien que les fruits.]

Merit Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maximes (291)

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There is merit without elevation, but there is no elevation without some merit. [Fr., Il y a du merite sans elevation mais il n'y a point d'elevation sans quelque merite.]

Merit Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maximes (401)

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To know how to hide one's ability is great skill. [Fr., C'est une grande habilete que de savoir cacher son habilete.]

Ability Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maximes (245)

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Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire. [Fr., L'absence diminue les mediocres passions et augmente les grandes, comme le vent eteint les bougies et allume le feu.]

Absence Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maximes (276)

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If we resist our passions it is more from their weakness than from our strength.

Passion Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Maxims (no. 125)

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All the passions are nothing else than different degrees of heat and cold of the blood. [Fr., Toutes les passions ne sout autre chose que les divers degres de la chaleur et de la froideur du sang.]

Passion Quotes, by Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld , Source: Premier Supplement (VIII)

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