Our enemies come nearer the truth in the opinions they form of us than we do in our opinion of ourselves.

[Nous essayons de nous faire honneur des défauts que nous ne voulons pas corriger.]

François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French epigrammatist, memoirist, noble
Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales [Maxims], #458 (1665-1678)

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