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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

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



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Maxim 30



Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
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

German
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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Quotes about strength:


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Consciousness of our powers augments them.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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I nothing had, and yet enough for youth -
Joy in Illusion, ardent thirst for Truth.
Give unrestrained, the old emotion,
The bliss that touched the verge of pain,
The strength of Hate, Love's deep devotion, -
O, give me back my youth again!”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy
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That which does not kill me makes me stronger.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
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On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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Quotes about will:


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Pessimism comes from the temperament, optimism from the will.”
Émile-Auguste Chartier, known as Alain - Propos sur le bonheur
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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.”
Noam Chomsky
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Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
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The will of man is his happiness.”
Friedrich Schiller
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The world is independent of my will.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
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An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.”
Anatole France
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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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