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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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Passions often produce their contraries: avarice sometimes leads to prodigality, and prodigality to avarice; we are often obstinate through weakness and daring though timidity.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Maxim 11


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims:


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German
Oft erzeugen Leidenschaften andere, die ihnen entgegengesetzt sind: Geiz Verschwendung, Verschwendung Geiz. Oft ist man hartnäckig aus Schwäche und verwegen aus Angst.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen

French
Les passions en engendrent souvent qui leur sont contraires. L’avarice produit quelquefois la prodigalité, et la prodigalité l’avarice ; on est souvent ferme par faiblesse, et audacieux par timidité.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales




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Quotes about passion:



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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.”
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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No man is weak by choice.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
Sigmund Freud
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.”
Theodor W. Adorno
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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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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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