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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

Quote

The passions possess a certain injustice and self interest which makes it dangerous to follow them, and in reality we should distrust them even when they appear most trustworthy.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Maxim 9


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims


Translation  

Translation

(German, French)


German
Leidenschaft ist ungerecht und eigennützig und deshalb eine gefährliche Führerin, der man sich nicht anvertrauen soll, selbst wenn sie noch so vernünftig erscheint. ”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen

French
Les passions ont une injustice et un propre intérêt qui fait qu’il est dangereux de les suivre, et qu’on s’en doit défier lors même qu’elles paraissent les plus raisonnables.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales




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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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