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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


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Maxim 40


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
L’intérêt, qui aveugle les uns, fait la lumière des autres.




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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.
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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.
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Though men be much governed by interest; yet even interest itself, and all human affairs, are entirely governed by opinion.
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Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
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To love beauty is to see light.
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How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
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Cinema is the form of modern writing whose ink is light.
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Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.
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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.
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A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.
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Let the other side be heard as well.
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
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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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