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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 truest way to be deceived is to think oneself more knowing than others.



Note 

Note



Maxim 127


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French, German, Italian)



French
Le vrai moyen d'être trompé, c'est de se croire plus fin que les autres.

German
Das beste Mittel, um getäuscht zu werden, ist, sich für schlauer zu halten als die anderen.

Italian
Il modo più sicuro per restare ingannati è credersi più furbi degli altri.




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