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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

Those who think they have merit persuade themselves that they are honoured by being unhappy, in order to persuade others and themselves that they are worthy to be the butt of fortune.



Note 

Note



Maxim 50


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Wikisource - La Rochefoucauld - Maximes et Réflexions morales (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Ceux qui croient avoir du mérite se font un honneur d’être malheureux, pour persuader aux autres et à eux-mêmes qu’ils sont dignes d’être en butte à la fortune.




See also 

See also...






Quotes for: others


Quotes

Quotes about others:


To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.





Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.





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.





If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.





Let the other side be heard as well.
Seneca  





Whoever is happy will make others happy too.











Quotes for: oneself


Quotes

Quotes about oneself:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.





If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.





To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.











Quotes

François de La Rochefoucauld also said...


It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.





There is no disguise which can long hide love where it exists, nor feign it where it does not.





If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.





Few people know how to be old.





We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.





If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.












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