François de La Noüe

François de
La Noüe
1531
1591

French Protestant Nobleman and Professional Soldiers

Author Quotes

The silly when deceived exclaim loudly; the fool complains; the honest man walks away and is silent.

It would truly be a fine thing if men suffered themselves to be guided by reason, that they should acquiesce in the true remonstrances addressed to them by the writings of the learned and the advice of friends. But the greater part are so disposed that the words which enter by one ear do incontinently go out of the other, and begin again by following the custom. The best teacher one can have is necessity.

The bravery founded on hope of recompense, fear of punishment, experience of success, on rage, or on ignorance of danger, is but common bravery, and does not deserve the name. True bravery proposes a just end; measures the dangers, and meets the result with calmness and unyielding decision.

Author Picture
First Name
François de
Last Name
La Noüe
Birth Date
1531
Death Date
1591
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French Protestant Nobleman and Professional Soldiers