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François de La Rochefoucauld

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Biography - François de La Rochefoucauld:

French author.
Born: 1613 - Died: 1680
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France
Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Quote

Strength and weakness of mind are mis-named; they are really only the good or happy arrangement of our bodily organs."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Maxim 44


Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


FrenchQuote
La force et la faiblesse de l’esprit sont mal nommées ; elles ne sont en effet que la bonne ou la mauvaise disposition des organes du corps."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

GermanQuote
Geisteskraft und Geistesschwäche sind schlechte Namen; sie sind nur die gute oder schlechte Anlage der Organe des Körpers."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen


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