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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9537
AUTHOR:François, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)
QUOTATION:We hardly find any persons of good sense save those who agree with with us. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Maxim 347.
 
Note 1.
”That was excellently observed,” say I when I read a passage in another where his opinion agrees with mine. When we differ, then I pronounce him to be mistaken.—Jonathan Swift: Thoughts on Various Subjects. [back]
 

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