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François de La Rochefoucauld

Quote of François de La Rochefoucauld - A clever man ought to...

Biography - François de La Rochefoucauld:

French author.
Born: 1613 - Died: 1680
17th century
Place of birth: France
Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims


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



Maxim 66




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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