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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

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




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.

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

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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Since I grew tired of the chase
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The wind is rising!... We must try to live!
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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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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.
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