François de La Rochefoucauld Quotes (819 quotes)




François de La Rochefoucauld
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Moral Reflections, Sentences and Maxims (1665–1678), Maxims and Moral Sentences, No. 122
François de La Rochefoucauld
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Moral Reflections, Sentences and Maxims (1665–1678), Maxims and Moral Sentences, No. 145. Variant translation: "As it is the characteristic of great wits to convey a great deal in a few words, so on the contrary, small wits have the gift of speaking much and saying nothing"
François de La Rochefoucauld
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Moral Reflections, Sentences and Maxims (1665–1678), Maxims and Moral Sentences, No. 446
François de La Rochefoucauld
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Moral Reflections, Sentences and Maxims (1665–1678), Maxims and Moral Sentences, No. 218
François de La Rochefoucauld
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Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)
François de La Rochefoucauld
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Moral Reflections, Sentences and Maxims (1665–1678), Maxims and Moral Sentences, No. 530
François de La Rochefoucauld
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Moral Reflections, Sentences and Maxims of Francis, Duc de la Rochefoucauld, W. Gowans, 1851, p. 117, No. 420


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François de La Rochefoucauld
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Born: September 15, 1613

Died: March 17, 1680 (aged 66)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Writer

Bio: François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld, le Prince de Marcillac was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs, as well as an example of the accomplished 17th-century nobleman.

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