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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

Whatever great advantages nature may give, it is not she alone, but fortune also that makes the hero.



Note 

Note



Maxim 53


Source: Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims

Wikisource - La Rochefoucauld - Maximes et Réflexions morales (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Quelques grands avantages que la nature donne, ce n’est pas elle seule, mais la fortune avec elle qui fait les héros.

German
So grosse Vorzüge auch die Natur gewähren kann, ist sie es doch nicht allein, sondern mit ihr das Glück, was Helden macht.




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