Those qualities we have do not make us so ridiculous as those which we affect.

[On n’est jamais si ridicule par les qualités que l’on a que par celles que l’on affecte d’avoir.]

François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French epigrammist, memoirist, noble
Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales [Maxims], #134 (1665-1678)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 29-Apr-13
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