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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

Nothing should so much diminish the satisfaction which we feel with ourselves as seeing that we disapprove at one time of that which we approve of at another.



Note 

Note



Maxim 51


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

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




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Rien ne doit tant diminuer la satisfaction que nous avons de nous-mêmes, que de voir que nous désapprouvons dans un temps ce que nous approuvions dans un autre.




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