François de La Rochefoucauld 1613_1680

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When the soul is ruffled by the remains of one passion, it is more disposed to entertain a new one than when it is entirely cured and at rest from all.
François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 487 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune.
François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 18 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
We may seem great in an employment below our worth, but we very often look little in one that is too big for us.
François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 419 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).

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