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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

A man often believes himself leader when he is led; as his mind endeavours to reach one goal, his heart insensibly drags him towards another.



Note 

Note



Maxim 43


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
L’homme croit souvent se conduire lorsqu’il est conduit ; et pendant que par son esprit il tend à un but, son cœur l’entraîne insensiblement à un autre.




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Quotes for: heart


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Quotes about heart:


Hope stole into my heart against my will.
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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.
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Great thoughts come from the heart.
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Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
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With most people the heart grows old with the body.
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Quotes for: mind


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Quotes about mind:


Hide your life and spread your spirit.
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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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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
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It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
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My spirit yearns for action, my breath for freedom.
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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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