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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

Strength and weakness of mind are mis-named; they are really only the good or happy arrangement of our bodily organs.



Note 

Note



Maxim 44


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



Translation

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.

German
Geisteskraft und Geistesschwäche sind schlechte Namen; sie sind nur die gute oder schlechte Anlage der Organe des Körpers.




See also 

See also...






Quotes for: strength


Quotes

Quotes about strength:


Consciousness of our powers augments them.





I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.





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.





Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.





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!






That which does not kill me makes me stronger.











Quotes for: body


Quotes

Quotes for: body


A healthy mind in a healthy body.





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.





There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.





Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.





With most people the heart grows old with the body.





Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.











Quotes for: weakness


Quotes

Quotes about weakness:


No man is weak by choice.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.





Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.





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.





The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.











Quotes

François de La Rochefoucauld also said...


It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.





There is no disguise which can long hide love where it exists, nor feign it where it does not.





If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.





Few people know how to be old.





We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose.





If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.












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