faults.

Nous n’avouons de petits défauts que pour persuader que nous n’en avons pas de grands.

François de la Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
Maxime 327, Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

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We confess our small faults to persuade others we have no large ones.

François de la Rochefoucald (1613-1680)
Maxim 327, Reflections or Aphorisms and Moral Maxims

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