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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 evil that we do does not attract to us so much persecution and hatred as our good qualities.



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Maxim 29


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Le mal que nous faisons ne nous attire pas tant de persécution et de haine que nos bonnes qualités.




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