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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

Whatever difference there appears in our fortunes, there is nevertheless a certain compensation of good and evil which renders them equal.



Note 

Note



Maxim 52


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

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




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Quelque différence qui paraisse entre les fortunes, il y a néanmoins une certaine compensation de biens et de maux qui les rend égales.




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