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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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A clever man ought to so regulate his interests that each will fall in due order. Our greediness so often troubles us, making us run after so many things at the same time, that while we too eagerly look after the least we miss the greatest.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Note



Maxim 66


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims


Translation  

Translation

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Un habile homme doit régler le rang de ses intérêts et les conduire chacun dans son ordre. Notre avidité le trouble souvent en nous faisant courir à tant de choses à la fois que, pour désirer trop les moins importantes, on manque les plus considérables.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales




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Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of characters; even that of disinterestedness.”
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All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.”
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Reason does not know the interests of the heart.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.”
George Bernard Shaw
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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Benjamin Franklin
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Desire is the essence of a man.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.”
Gaston Bachelard - La Psychanalyse du feu
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This is that human freedom, which all boast that they possess, and which consists solely in the fact, that men are conscious of their own desire, but are ignorant of the causes whereby that desire has been determined.”
Baruch Spinoza
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Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.”
André Breton
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It is desire that creates the desirable, it is the project that poses the end.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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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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