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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

The passions are the only advocates which always persuade. They are a natural art, the rules of which are infallible; and the simplest man with passion will be more persuasive than the most eloquent without.



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Maxim 8


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

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German
Die Leidenschaften sind die einzigen Redner, die immer überzeugen. Sie sind wie eine Kunst der Natur, deren Regeln unfehlbar sind; und der einfältigste Mensch voller Leidenschaft überzeugt besser als der gewandteste Redner, dem sie abgeht.

French
Les passions sont les seuls orateurs qui persuadent toujours. Elles sont comme un art de la nature dont les règles sont infaillibles ; et l’homme le plus simple qui a de la passion persuade mieux que le plus éloquent qui n’en a point.




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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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