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Duc de Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Francois VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld, also called (until 1650) Prince de Marcillac, (born September 15, 1613, Paris, France-died March 16/17, 1680, Paris), French classical author who had been one of the most active rebels of the Fronde before he became the leading exponent of the maxime, a French literary form of epigram that expresses a harsh or paradoxical truth with brevity.


"We are all strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others."

"No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong."

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