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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


Note  

Note



Maxim 40


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims


Translation  

Translation

(French)


French
L’intérêt, qui aveugle les uns, fait la lumière des autres.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales




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Quotes about interest:



Quotes for: interest

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Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of characters; even that of disinterestedness.”
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All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.”
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Reason does not know the interests of the heart.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.”
George Bernard Shaw
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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Benjamin Franklin
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Quotes about light:



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To love beauty is to see light.”
Victor Hugo
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”
William Shakespeare - The Merchant of Venice
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Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.”
Jean Cocteau
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Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Götz von Berlichingen
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What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.”
Robert Green Ingersoll
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A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.”
Abbé Pierre
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Quotes for: others

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde - Quotation of uncertain origin
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.”
Gaston Bachelard - La Psychanalyse du feu
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.”
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”
Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl
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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.”
Jules Renard
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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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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”
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