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François de La Rochefoucauld

Quote of François de La Rochefoucauld - We have more strength than...

Biography - François de La Rochefoucauld:

French author.
Born: 1613 - Died: 1680
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France
Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Quote

We have more strength than will; and it is often merely for an excuse we say things are impossible."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Note  

Note



Maxim 30


Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


FrenchQuote
Nous avons plus de force que de volonté ; et c’est souvent pour nous excuser à nous-mêmes que nous nous imaginons que les choses sont impossibles."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

GermanQuote
Wir haben mehr Kraft als Willen und oft reden wir uns zu unserer Selbstentschuldigung ein, daß etwas unmöglich sei."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen


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As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss."
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Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners."
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The world is independent of my will."
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
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