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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

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It would seem that our actions have lucky or unlucky stars to which they owe a great part of the blame or praise which is given them.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Maxim 58


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Translation  

Translation

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French
Il semble que nos actions aient des étoiles heureuses ou malheureuses à qui elles doivent une grande partie de la louange et du blâme qu’on leur donne.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales




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