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Quotation by François La Rochefoucauld, Duc De
We often in our misfortunes take that for constancy and patience which is only dejection of mind; we suffer without daring to hold up our heads, just as cowards let themselves be knocked on the head because they have not courage to strike back.
François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 420 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).
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