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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

Quote

If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Note  

Note



Maxim 31


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims:

Wikisource - La Rochefoucauld - Maximes et Réflexions morales (fr)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German, Italian)


French
Si nous n’avions point de défauts, nous ne prendrions pas tant de plaisir à en remarquer dans les autres.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

German
Wenn wir selbst keine Fehler hätten, würden wir sie nicht mit so großem Vergnügen an anderen entdecken.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen

Italian
Se non avessimo difetti, non proveremmo tanto piacere a notare quelli degli altri.”




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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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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.”
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