Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we resort to hide them.

[On n’a guère de défauts qui ne soient plus pardonnables que les moyens dont on se sert pour les cacher.]

François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French epigrammist, memoirist, noble
Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales [Maxims], #411 (1665-1678) (1665)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 29-Apr-13
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