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François De La Rochefoucauld
1613-1680 (Age at death: 67 approx.)
François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld, prince de Marcillac (September 15, 1613 – March 17, 1680), was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs, as well as an example of the accomplished 17th-century nobleman. He was born in Paris in the Rue des Petits Champs, at a time when the royal court oscillated between aiding the nobility and threatening it. Until 1650, he bore the title of prince de Marcillac.
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We have more power than will; and it is often to excuse ourselves to ourselves, that we fancy things impossible to be effected."
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