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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

The clemency of Princes is often but policy to win the affections of the people.



Note 

Note



Maxim 15


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
La clémence des princes n’est souvent qu’une politique pour gagner l’affection des peuples.




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