Quotation by François La Rochefoucauld, Duc De

Of all our faults, the one we avow most easily is idleness; we persuade ourselves that it is allied to all the peaceable virtues, and as for the others, that it does not destroy them utterly, but only suspends the exercise of their functions.
François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 397 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
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