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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

If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.



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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.

German
Wenn wir selbst keine Fehler hätten, würden wir sie nicht mit so großem Vergnügen an anderen entdecken.

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




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