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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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The evil that we do does not attract to us so much persecution and hatred as our good qualities.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Maxim 29


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims


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Translation

(French)


French
Le mal que nous faisons ne nous attire pas tant de persécution et de haine que nos bonnes qualités.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales




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One of the most important and most difficult arts is to unlearn vice.”
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The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.”
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
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Antisthenes used to say that the most useful science was to unlearn evil.”
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What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
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The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.”
Albert Einstein
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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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