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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
Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Quote

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Il est plus aisé d'être sage pour les autres que de l'être pour soi-même.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

German
Es ist leichter für andere weise zu sein, als für sich selbst.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen




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See also...



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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
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The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.”
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Quotes for: sage:


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Those who live without madness are not as wise as they think.”
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The wise man is rich”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus
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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 and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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A wise man will be master of his mind. A fool will be its slave.”
Publilius Syrus
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From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.”
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Quotes about oneself:


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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde
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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.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.”
Katherine Mansfield
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Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
Henri Bergson
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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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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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