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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

Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of characters; even that of disinterestedness.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Der Egoismus spricht alle Sprachen und spielt alle Rollen, sogar die der Selbstlosigkeit.

French
L'intérêt parle toutes sortes de langues, et joue toutes sortes de personnages, même celui de désintéressé.




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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
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