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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.



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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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