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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9510
AUTHOR:François, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)
QUOTATION:Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Maxim 19.
 
Note 1.
This epigraph, which is the key to the system of La Rochefoucauld, is found in another form as No. 179 of the Maxims of the first edition, 1665; it is omitted from the second and third, and reappears for the first time in the fourth edition at the head of the Reflections.—Aime Martin. [back]
 

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