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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

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at without winking.



Note 

Note



Other version: "Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye."


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Wikisource - La Rochefoucauld - Maximes et Réflexions morales (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German, Italian)



French
Le soleil ni la mort ne se peuvent regarder fixement.

German
Weder die Sonne noch den Tod kann man fest anblicken.

Italian
il sole e la morte non si possono guardare fissamente




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Truth is like the sun. It casts light on everything but does not let itself stared at.

To a Friend of Light
If you want to spare your eyes and your mind,
follow the sun from the shadows behind.





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After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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The sun is new each day.
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It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.

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Education is another sun to those who are educated.
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The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
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As the sun is the light of the day, so the soul is the light of the awakened body. As the moon is the light of the night, so is the soul the light of the sleeping body.
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You must be very polite to the Earth
And to the sun

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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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