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François de La Rochefoucauld

Quote of François de La Rochefoucauld - The virtues lose themselves in...

Biography - François de La Rochefoucauld:

French author.
Born: 1613 - Died: 1680
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France
Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Quote

The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation  

Translation

(French, German, Italian)


FrenchQuote
Les vertus se perdent dans l'intérêt, comme les fleuves se perdent dans la mer."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

GermanQuote
Die Tugenden verlieren sich im Eigennutz, wie die Flüsse sich im Meer verlieren."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen

ItalianQuote
Le virtù si perdono nell'interesse come i fiumi si perdono nel mare."


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Quotes about interest:



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Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of characters; even that of disinterestedness."
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Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force."
George Bernard Shaw
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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
Benjamin Franklin
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Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of characters; even that of disinterestedness."
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Interest blinds some and makes some see."
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Quotes about virtue:



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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage."
Michel de Montaigne
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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward."
Baruch Spinoza
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Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience."
Ludwig van Beethoven
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There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education
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Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered."
John Locke
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Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue."
Francis Bacon
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