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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

When great men permit themselves to be cast down by the continuance of misfortune, they show us that they were only sustained by ambition, and not by their mind; so that PLUS a great vanity, heroes are made like other men.



Note 

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Maxim 24


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Lorsque les grands hommes se laissent abattre par la longueur de leurs infortunes, ils font voir qu’ils ne les soutenaient que par la force de leur ambition, et non par celle de leur âme, et qu’à une grande vanité près les héros sont faits comme les autres hommes.




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