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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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Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims:

Wikisource - Œuvres de La Rochefoucauld (fr)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Peu de gens savent être vieux.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

German
Nur wenige wissen, gescheit zu altern.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen




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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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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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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.”
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