Quotes by Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

French writer

Alive from: 1613-1680

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another.
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    In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.
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    It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.
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    It is easier to know men in general, than men in particular.
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    It is for want of application, rather than of means that people fail,
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    It is great cleverness to know how to conceal our cleverness.
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    It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
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    It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.
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    It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
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    It is not enough to succeed, others must fail.
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    It is only persons of firmness that can have real gentleness. Those who appear gentle are, in general, only a weak character, which easily changes into asperity.
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    It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.
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    It takes great cleverness to be able to conceal one's cleverness.
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    It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
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    It's the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
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