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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 promise according to our hopes; we perform according to our fears.



Note 

Note



Maxim 38


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Nous promettons selon nos espérances, et nous tenons selon nos craintes.




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Quotes for: hope


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Quotes about hope:


In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
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Hope stole into my heart against my will.
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Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
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Don't despair.
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Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
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Love is only known by him who hopelessly persists in love.
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Quotes for: fear


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Quotes about fear:


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
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Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
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Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
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To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
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François de La Rochefoucauld also said...


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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