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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

If there is a pure love, exempt from the mixture of our other passions, it is that which is concealed at the bottom of the heart and of which even ourselves are ignorant.



Note 

Note



Maxim 69


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French, German, Italian)



French
S’il y a un amour pur et exempt du mélange de nos autres passions, c’est celui qui est caché au fond du cœur, et que nous ignorons nous-mêmes.

German
Gibt es eine reine Liebe, in die sich gar keine anderen Leidenschaften einmengen, so hält sie sich, uns selber unbekannt, im innersten Herzen verborgen.

Italian
Se c'è un amore puro e incontaminato dalle nostre altre passioni, è nascosto in fondo al cuore, e noi stessi lo ignoriamo.




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