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Biography - Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues:

French writer and moralist.
Born: 1715 - Died: 1747
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: France
France

The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.



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Source: Reflexions and Maxims

wikisource - Œuvres de Vauvenargues (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Les méchants sont toujours surpris de trouver de l'habileté dans les bons.

German
Es überrascht böse Menschen stets, die berechnende Schlauheit auch bei den Guten zu finden.




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