Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > l’Affection aveugle raison (French).

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
l’Affection aveugle raison (French).
Cassius says to Brutus, “A friendly eye could never see such faults.” “L’esprit est presque toujours la dupe du cœur.” (La Rochefoucauld: Maximes.)   1
   Again, “a mother thinks all her geese are swans.”   2
   Italian: A ogni grolla paion belli i suoi grollatini. Ad ogni uccello, suo nido è bello.   3
   French: A chaque oiseau son nid parait beau.   4
   Latin: Asinus asino, sus sui, pulcher. Sua cuique res est carissima.   5



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