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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

The hate of favourites is only a love of favour. The envy of NOT possessing it, consoles and softens its regrets by the contempt it evinces for those who possess it, and we refuse them our homage, not being able to detract from them what attracts that of the rest of the world.



Note 

Note



Maxim 55


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
La haine pour les favoris n’est autre chose que l’amour de la faveur. Le dépit de ne la pas posséder se console et s’adoucit par le mépris que l’on témoigne de ceux qui la possèdent ; et nous leur refusons nos hommages, ne pouvant pas leur ôter ce qui leur attire ceux de tout le monde.




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