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Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted
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"Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted"

- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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This quote by Francois de La Rochefoucauld speaks with the power of self-interest and how it can shape our point of views. Self-interest can be a powerful motivator, and it can lead some individuals to become so concentrated on their own goals that they become "blind" to the needs of others. They may be so concentrated on their own success that they are not able to see the bigger photo or the repercussions of their actions. On the other hand, self-interest can likewise make some people "sharp-sighted" and more aware of their surroundings. They may be most likely to acknowledge chances and benefit from them. They may likewise be most likely to recognize possible dangers and take steps to mitigate them. Eventually, this quote speaks to the power of self-interest and how it can form our perspectives and our actions.

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Francois de La Rochefoucauld This quote is written / told by Francois de La Rochefoucauld between September 15, 1613 and March 17, 1680. He was a famous Writer from France. The author also have 172 other quotes.

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