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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

Passion often renders the most clever man a fool, and even sometimes renders the most foolish man clever.



Note 

Note



Maxim 6


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Leidenschaft macht oft den gescheitesten Menschen zum Tropf und den größten Dummkopf zum gescheiten Manne.

French
La passion fait souvent un fou du plus habile homme, et rend souvent les plus sots habiles.




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It has been said that love robs those who have it of their wit, and gives it to those who have none.




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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
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All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
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Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.
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The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.
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There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.
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François de La Rochefoucauld also said...


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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