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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

Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs.




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Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.
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They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.
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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
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For souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.
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Go, nothing is better for the soul
Than to dispel some sadness from a soul!

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Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
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Quotes for: passion


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Quotes about passion:


Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
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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.
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Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.
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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.
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There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.
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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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