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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

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Those who are condemned to death affect sometimes a constancy and contempt for death which is only the fear of facing it; so that one may say that this constancy and contempt are to their mind what the bandage is to their eyes.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Maxim 21


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims


Translation  

Translation

(French)


French
Ceux qu’on condamne au supplice affectent quelquefois une constance et un mépris de la mort qui n’est en effet que la crainte de l’envisager. De sorte qu’on peut dire que cette constance et ce mépris sont à leur esprit ce que le bandeau est à leurs yeux.”
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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