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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

Quote

We have not enough strength to follow all our reason.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales




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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.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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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.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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Youth must be mastered not by force but by reason.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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Quotes about strength:



Quotes for: strength

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I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.”
René Descartes - Correspondance avec Élisabeth
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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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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.”
Theodor W. Adorno
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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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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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