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Quotation by François La Rochefoucauld, Duc De
Even the most disinterested love is, after all, but a kind of bargain, in which self-love always proposes to be the gainer one way or another.
François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 82 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
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