Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld (161380)
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
FRANÇOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD. The saying, Nous avons tous assez de force pour supporter les maux dautrui, was first published in his Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales, 1655. There are several English translations, including that above from his Selected Maxims and Reflections, trans. Edward M. Stack, p. 26 (1956).