Quarrels would not last long if the fault were on one side only.

[Les querelles ne dureraient pas longtemps, si le tort n’était que d’un côté.]

François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French epigrammist, memoirist, noble
Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales [Maxims], #496 (1665-1678) [tr. Tancock (1959)]

Alt. trans.:
  • "Quarrels would not last so long if the fault were only on one side."
  • "Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 29-Apr-13
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