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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

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It would seem that nature, which has so wisely ordered the organs of our body for our happiness, has also given us pride to spare us the mortification of knowing our imperfections.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Note



Maxim 36


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims


Translation  

Translation

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French
Il semble que la nature, qui a si sagement disposé les organes de notre corps pour nous rendre heureux ; nous ait aussi donné l’orgueil pour nous épargner la douleur de connaître nos imperfections.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales




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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.”
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.”
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Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”
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People must help one another it is nature's law.”
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Quotes for: body:



Quotes for: body

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A healthy mind in a healthy body.”
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
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The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”
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There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
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With most people the heart grows old with the body.”
Guy de Maupassant
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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.”
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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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