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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 pride we should not complain of that of others.



Note 

Note



Maxim 34


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 d'orgueil, nous ne nous plaindrions pas de celui des autres.

German
Hätten wir keinen Stolz, so beklagten wir uns nicht über den Stolz anderen.

Italian
Se non avessimo orgoglio, non ci lamenteremmo di quello degli altri.




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