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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

Few people know death, we only endure it, usually from determination, and even from stupidity and custom; and most men only die because they know not how to prevent dying.



Note 

Note



Maxim 23


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Peu de gens connaissent la mort. On ne la souffre pas ordinairement par résolution, mais par stupidité et par coutume ; et la plupart des hommes meurent parce qu’on ne peut s’empêcher de mourir.




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Quotes for: death


Quotes

Quotes about death:


As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.





The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.





Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.





Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.





A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.





After your death you will be what you were before your birth.











Quotes

François de La Rochefoucauld also said...


It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.





There is no disguise which can long hide love where it exists, nor feign it where it does not.





If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.





Few people know how to be old.





We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.





If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.












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