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François de La Rochefoucauld

Quote of François de La Rochefoucauld - It is easier to be wise...


Biography - François de La Rochefoucauld:

French moralist, author of maxims and memoirs.
Born: 1613 - Died: 1680
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.



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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Il est plus aisé d'être sage pour les autres que de l'être pour soi-même.

German
Es ist leichter für andere weise zu sein, als für sich selbst.




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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.




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The wise man is rich
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Even for the wise, the desire for glory is the last of all passions to be laid aside.
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A wise man will be master of his mind. A fool will be its slave.
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From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
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Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
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The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.
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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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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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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
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