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 (lä rōsh-fo͞o-kō′, -rôsh-), Duc François de 1613-1680.
French writer of sardonic aphorisms, published as Maxims (1665).
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La Rochefoucauld

(French la rɔʃfuko)
(Biography) François (frɑ̃swa), Duc de La Rochefoucauld. 1613–80, French writer. His best-known work is Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales (1665), a collection of epigrammatic and cynical observations on human nature
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La Roche•fou•cauld

(lɑ ˌrɔʃ fuˈkoʊ, ˌroʊʃ-)
François, 6th Duc de, 1613–80, French moralist and composer of epigrams and maxims.
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de la Rochefoucauld, worthy of being translated into Latin by MM.
She was now connected by bonds of a political nature with the Prince de Marsillac, the eldest son of the old Duc de Rochefoucauld, whom she was trying to inspire with an enmity toward the Duc de Conde, her brother-in-law, whom she now hated mortally.
His views of human nature were the views of Diogenes, tempered by Rochefoucauld; his personal habits were slovenly in the last degree; and his favorite boast was that he had outlived all human prejudices.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld disait que "le ridicule deshonore plus que le deshonneur".
Last year her work was featured in Juliet Weir de La Rochefoucauld's book "Women Jewellery Designers" placing her among such design luminaries as Coco Chanel, Suzanne Belperron and Paloma Picasso.
As La Rochefoucauld said: "Hypocrisy is the homage which vice renders to virtue." While inconvenient for social scientists, this is an inevitable consequence of having a conscience--even if badly damaged--in a fallen world.
And, he rightly rounded off on the occasion with the words of the French writer, Francois de La Rochefoucauld: 'Thinkers think and doers do.
THE TOPIC: Robert de La Rochefoucauld was a scion of one of France's most distinguished families.
His name is La Rochefoucauld, Robert de La Rochefoucauld, and his career as a resistant in Nazi-occupied France is the subject of Paul Kix's The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando.
Most therapists will be aware, through reading the existential therapist Irvin Yalom, of La Rochefoucauld's maxim that 'neither death nor the sun can be stared at' (Yalom, 2011).