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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

Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.



Note 

Note



Maxim 22


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Wikisource - Œuvres de La Rochefoucauld (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
La philosophie triomphe aisément des maux passés et des maux à venir. Mais les maux présents triomphent d’elle.

German
Die Philosophie triumphiert leicht über vergangene und zukünftige Übel; aber die gegenwärtigen Übel triumphieren über die Philosophie.




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What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.

The Owl of Minerva begins her flight only at the coming of twilight.




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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.
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Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
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Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
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As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.
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Man is the future of man.
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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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