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Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

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Biography - Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

French poet and critic.
Born: 1636 - Died: 1711
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

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Who lives content with little possesses everything.
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux




Translation  

Translation

(French)


French
Qui vit content de rien possède toutes choses.”
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux




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Nothing but truth is lovely, nothing fair.”
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One can be a hero without ravaging the earth.”
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Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.”
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Often the fear of one evil leads us into a worse.”
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A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.”
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Seek to be counselled, seek not to be praised.”
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