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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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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
François de La Rochefoucauld




Translation  

Translation

(French, German, Italian)


French
L'absence diminue les médiocres passions, et augmente les grandes, comme le vent éteint les bougies, et allume le feu.”
François de La Rochefoucauld

German
Trennung läßt matte Leidenschaften verkümmern und starke wachsen, wie der Wind die Kerze verlöscht und das Feuer entzündet.”
François de La Rochefoucauld

Italian
L'assenza attenua le passioni mediocri ed aumenta le grandi, come il vento spegne le candele e ravviva il fuoco.”




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Quotes about passion:


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All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.”
Marcel Proust
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There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.”
Denis Diderot
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.”
Albert Camus - Carnets
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Intelligence is the eye of the soul, not its strength. Its strength is in the heart, that is, in the passions.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Quotes for: wind:



Quotes for: wind

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If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
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We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”
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The wind is rising!... We must try to live!”
Paul Valéry
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Since I grew tired of the chase
And search, I learned to find;
And since the wind blows in my face,
I sail with every wind.”

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful Science
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Beware of spitting against the wind!”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”
Edward Gibbon - The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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François de La Rochefoucauld also said...


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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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There is no disguise which can long hide love where it exists, nor feign it where it does not.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Few people know how to be old.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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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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