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lʹAffection aveugle raison (French)

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Cassius says to Brutus, “A friendly eye could never see such faults.” “Lʹesprit est presque toujours la dupe du cœur.” (La Rochefoucauld: Maximes.)

Again, “a mother thinks all her geese are swans.”

Italian: A ogni grolla paion belli i suoi grollatini. Ad ogni uccello, suo nido è bello.

French: A chaque oiseau son nid parait beau.

Latin: Asinus asino, sus sui, pulcher. Sua cuique res est carissima.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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