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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
Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

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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



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Maxim 31



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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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.”
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Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.”
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There is no sweeter pleasure than to surprise a man by giving him more than he hopes for.”
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The pleasure from hard effort is the sweetest.”
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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
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Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.”
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Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.”
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Quotes about others:


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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.”
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”
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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.”
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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When you are happy, there is still much to be done: to comfort others.”
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One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
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Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.”
Immanuel Kant - Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?
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François de La Rochefoucauld also said...


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