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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

In the human heart there is a perpetual generation of passions; so that the ruin of one is almost always the foundation of another.



Note 

Note



Maxim 10


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

wikisource - La Rochefoucauld - Maximes et Réflexions morales (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Im menschlichen Herzen entstehen beständig Leidenschaften, das Ende der einen bestimmt fast immer den Anfang einer anderen.

French
Il y a dans le cœur humain une génération perpétuelle de passions, en sorte que la ruine de l’une est presque toujours l’établissement d’une autre.




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