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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

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



Note 

Note



Maxim 13


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Notre amour-propre souffre plus impatiemment la condamnation de nos goûts que de nos opinions.

German
Die Eigenliebe lässt uns eine Verurteilung unseres Geschmacks schwerer ertragen als eine Verurteilung unserer Ansichten.




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I think my opinions are good and sound, but who does not think the same of his own?
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Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.
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Article X – No one may be disturbed for his opinions, even religious ones, provided that their manifestation does not trouble the public order established by the law.
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Article XI – The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, except to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law.
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So many men, so many opinions.
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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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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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