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Quotation by François La Rochefoucauld, Duc De
Men frequently do good only to give themselves opportunity of doing ill with impunity.
François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 122 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
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