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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
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

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Self love is more cunning than the most cunning man in the world.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Maxim 4


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims


Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
L’amour-propre est plus habile que le plus habile homme du monde.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

German
Eigenliebe ist geschickter als der geschickteste Mann der Welt.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen




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Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.”
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It is not love we should have painted blind, but self-love.”
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Self-love is the greatest of flatterers. ”
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Whatever discoveries have been made in the region of self-love, there remain many unexplored territories there. ”
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Our self love endures more impatiently the condemnation of our tastes than of our opinions.”
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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.”
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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
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There is no disguise which can long hide love where it exists, nor feign it where it does not.”
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.”
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Few people know how to be old.”
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We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.”
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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”
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