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François de La Rochefoucauld

Quote of François de La Rochefoucauld - It is difficult to define...

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

It is difficult to define love; all we can say is, that in the soul it is a desire to rule, in the mind it is a sympathy, and in the body it is a hidden and delicate wish to possess what we love—Plus many mysteries."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Maxim 68


Translation  

Translation

(French)


FrenchQuote
Il est difficile de définir l’amour. Ce qu’on en peut dire est que dans l’âme c’est une passion de régner, dans les esprits c’est une sympathie, et dans le corps ce n’est qu’une envie cachée et délicate de posséder ce que l’on aime après beaucoup de mystères."
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales


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