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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
Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

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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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Translation

(French, German)


French
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

German
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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Quotes about strength:


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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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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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On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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Quotes for: body:


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A healthy mind in a healthy body.”
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis
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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.”
Gautama Buddha
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The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
Aristotle
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With most people the heart grows old with the body.”
Guy de Maupassant
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Quotes about weakness:


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No man is weak by choice.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
Sigmund Freud
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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.”
Voltaire
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The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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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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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”
Albert Einstein
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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.”
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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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