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François de La Rochefoucauld

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Biography - François de La Rochefoucauld:

French moralist, author of maxims and memoirs.
Born: 1613 - Died: 1680
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

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Like plants, most men have hidden properties that chance alone reveals.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
La plupart des hommes ont, comme les plantes, des propriétés cachées que le hasard fait découvrir.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

German
Die meisten Menschen haben wie Pflanzen verborgene Eigentümlichkeiten, welche der Zufall aufdeckt.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen




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All of us harbour in ourselves hidden gardens and plantations;”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful Science




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Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance.”
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It would seem that our actions have lucky or unlucky stars to which they owe a great part of the blame or praise which is given them.”
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Play is experimenting with chance.”
Novalis - Fragments
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No contingency anywhere in the universe; no indifference; no liberty. While we act, we are, at the same time, acted upon.”
David Hume
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All human acts involve more chance than decision.”
André Gide
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Beauty is the harmony of chance and the good.”
Simone Weil
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Happiness is sometimes hidden in the unknown.”
Victor Hugo - Les deux trouvailles de Gallus
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Hide your life and spread your spirit.”
Victor Hugo - Les rayons et les ombres
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There is no disguise which can long hide love where it exists, nor feign it where it does not.”
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There are certain things that we hide in order to reveal them.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Men differ by what they show, and have in common what they hide.”
Paul Valéry
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Nature is wont to hide herself.”
Heraclitus of Ephesus
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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
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There is no disguise which can long hide love where it exists, nor feign it where it does not.”
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.”
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Few people know how to be old.”
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We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.”
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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”
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