Quotation by François La Rochefoucauld, Duc De

Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make it seem so.
François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 431 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
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