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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 not enough strength to follow all our reason.



Note 

Note



Maxim 42


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Nous n’avons pas assez de force pour suivre toute notre raison.




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Quotes for: reason


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Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.
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Have courage to use your own reason!
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.
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Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.
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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.
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Quotes for: strength


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Quotes about strength:


Consciousness of our powers augments them.
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I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.
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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.
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
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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!

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That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
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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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