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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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People are often vain of their passions, even of the worst, but envy is a passion so timid and shame-faced that no one ever dare avow her.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Maxim 27


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Translation

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On fait souvent vanité des passions même les plus criminelles ; mais l’envie est une passion timide et honteuse que l’on n’ose jamais avouer.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales




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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.”
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All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.”
Marcel Proust
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There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.”
Denis Diderot
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.”
Albert Camus - Carnets
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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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