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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
Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Quote

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at without winking.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Note  

Note



Maxim 26



Translation  

Translation

(French, German, Italian)


French
Le soleil ni la mort ne se peuvent regarder fixement.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

German
Weder die Sonne noch den Tod kann man fest anblicken.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen

Italian
il sole e la morte non si possono guardare fissamente”


See also  

See also...



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

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

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - The Joyful Science



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Quotes about death:


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As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.”
Leonardo da Vinci - Codex Trivulzianus
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The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”
Mark Twain
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Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”
Epicurus
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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.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
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A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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After your death you will be what you were before your birth.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Quotes for: sun:


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It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.”

Arthur Rimbaud
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The sun is new each day.”
Heraclitus of Ephesus
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Education is another sun to those who are educated.”
Heraclitus of Ephesus
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The counsels of old age give light without heat, like the sun in winter.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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François de La Rochefoucauld also said...


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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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There is no disguise which can long hide love where it exists, nor feign it where it does not.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Few people know how to be old.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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