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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
Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

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We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Note



Maxim 49



Translation  

Translation

(French, German, Italian)


French
On n’est jamais si heureux ni si malheureux qu’on s’imagine.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

German
Man ist niemals so glücklich oder unglücklich, wie man glaubt.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen

Italian
Non si è mai così felici o così infelici come si crede”


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Quotes about happiness:


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I have decided to be happy because it's good for my health.”
Voltaire - Letter to the Abbé Trublet
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.”
Victor Hugo
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.”
Gaston Bachelard - La Psychanalyse du feu
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Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove.”
Jeremy Bentham
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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”
Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl
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François de La Rochefoucauld also said...


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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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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.”
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