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La Rochefoucauld

Antoine de la Rochefoucauld, the second of this name, Seigneur de Chaumont-sur-Loire, served Louis I de Bourbon, prince de Condé as a knight (chevalier de l'ordre du Roi) and his chamberlain. 7 October 1552, he married Cécile de Montmirail, daughter of Étienne de Montmirail, seigneur de Chambourcy, maître des Requêtes and Louise de Selve.

He fought at the Battle of Jarnac on 13 March 1569, where the Prince de Condé was killed, and succeeded to withdraw his troops to Cognac. Charged by Gaspard de Coligny, he then took Nontron, 8 June.

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It is more dishonourable to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
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Hope, deceitful as it is, serves at least to lead us through a pleasant road to our lives end.
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It is not enough to have great qualities, we should also have the management of them.
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It is not so much the fruitfullness of our invention which suggests to us many expedients to effect the same affair, as it is the defect of our judgement, which makes us pitch upon every thought that presents itself to our imagination, and prevents us from discerning the best at first.

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