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Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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It is the prerogative of great men only to have great defects.
[Fr., Il n'appartient qu'aux grands hommes d'avoir read more

It is the prerogative of great men only to have great defects.
[Fr., Il n'appartient qu'aux grands hommes d'avoir de grands
defauts.]

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We do not despise all those who have vices, but we despise all
those who have not a single read more

We do not despise all those who have vices, but we despise all
those who have not a single virtue.

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In the adversity of our best friends we often find something
which does not displease us.
[Fr., Dans read more

In the adversity of our best friends we often find something
which does not displease us.
[Fr., Dans l'adversite de nos meilleurs amis nous trouvons
toujours quelque chose ne nous deplaist pas.]

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That is fine, and I would have praised you more had you praised
me less.
[Fr., Cela est read more

That is fine, and I would have praised you more had you praised
me less.
[Fr., Cela est beau, et je vous louerais davantage si vous
m'aviez loue moins.]

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The world more often rewards the appearances of merit than merit itself.

The world more often rewards the appearances of merit than merit itself.

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