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François de La Rochefoucauld

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Biography - François de La Rochefoucauld:

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

Whatever discoveries have been made in the region of self-love, there remain many unexplored territories there.



Maxim 3

Quote source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



(French, German)

Quelque découverte que l’on ait faite dans le pays de l’amour-propre, il y reste encore bien des terres inconnues.

So viel Entdeckungen man auch im Gebiete der Eigenliebe gemacht hat: immer bleibt noch viel unbekanntes Land übrig.

See also 

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Quotes for: self-love


Quotes about self-love:

Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.

It is not love we should have painted blind, but self-love.

Self-love is the greatest of flatterers.

Self love is more cunning than the most cunning man in the world.

Our self love endures more impatiently the condemnation of our tastes than of our opinions.

The attachment or indifference which philosophers have shown to life is only the style of their self love, about which we can no more dispute than of that of the palate or of the choice of colours.


François de La Rochefoucauld also said...

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

There is no disguise which can long hide love where it exists, nor feign it where it does not.

If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.

Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.

Few people know how to be old.

We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.

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