It is no tragedy to do ungrateful people favors, but it is unbearable to be indebted to a scoundrel.

[Ce n’est pas un grand malheur d’obliger des ingrats, mais c’en est un insupportable d’être obligé à un malhonnête homme.]

François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French epigrammist, memoirist, noble
Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales [Maxims], #317 (1665-1678)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 29-Apr-13
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