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


Biography - François de La Rochefoucauld:

French moralist, author of maxims and memoirs.
Born: 1613 - Died: 1680
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.



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Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Wikisource - Œuvres de La Rochefoucauld (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German, Italian)



French
Les vertus se perdent dans l'intérêt, comme les fleuves se perdent dans la mer.

German
Die Tugenden verlieren sich im Eigennutz, wie die Flüsse sich im Meer verlieren.

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




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