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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

Jealousy lives upon doubt; and comes to an end or becomes a fury as soon as it passes from doubt to certainty.



Note 

Note



Maxim 32


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
La jalousie se nourrit dans les doutes, et elle devient fureur, ou elle finit, sitôt qu’on passe du doute à la certitude.




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