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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

We have more strength than will; and it is often merely for an excuse we say things are impossible.



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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.

German
Wir haben mehr Kraft als Willen und oft reden wir uns zu unserer Selbstentschuldigung ein, daß etwas unmöglich sei.




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