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François de La Rochefoucauld

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Biography - François de La Rochefoucauld:

French moralist, author of maxims and memoirs.
Born: 1613 - Died: 1680
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France
Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

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There is no praise we have not lavished upon Prudence; and yet she cannot assure to us the most trifling event.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Maxim 65



Translation  

Translation

(French)


French
Il n’y a point d’éloges qu’on ne donne à la prudence. Cependant elle ne saurait nous assurer du moindre événement.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales


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Quotes for: Prudence:


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A wise and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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There are hurricanes in human affairs, tempests of passion, when it is wise to retire to a harbor and ride it out at anchor. Remedies often make diseases worse.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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The cautious seldom err.”
Confucius
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A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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François de La Rochefoucauld also said...


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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
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There is no disguise which can long hide love where it exists, nor feign it where it does not.”
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.”
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Few people know how to be old.”
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We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.”
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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”
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