La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)It is more often from pride than from ignorance that we are so obstinately opposed to current opinions; we find the first places taken, and we do not want to be the last.
Maxims, "Reflections or Aphorisms and Moral Maxims"
Translated from 1678 and 1827 editions by
J.W. Willis Bund and J. Hain Friswell, 1871