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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 aversion to lying is often a hidden ambition to render our words credible and weighty, and to attach a religious aspect to our conversation.



Note 

Note



Maxim 63


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
L’aversion du mensonge est souvent une imperceptible ambition de rendre nos témoignages considérables, et d’attirer à nos paroles un respect de religion.




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