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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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If there is a pure love, exempt from the mixture of our other passions, it is that which is concealed at the bottom of the heart and of which even ourselves are ignorant.
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims



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Maxim 69



Translation  

Translation

(French, German, Italian)


French
S’il y a un amour pur et exempt du mélange de nos autres passions, c’est celui qui est caché au fond du cœur, et que nous ignorons nous-mêmes.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Réflexions ou sentences et maximes morales

German
Gibt es eine reine Liebe, in die sich gar keine anderen Leidenschaften einmengen, so hält sie sich, uns selber unbekannt, im innersten Herzen verborgen.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Maximen und Reflexionen

Italian
Se c'è un amore puro e incontaminato dalle nostre altre passioni, è nascosto in fondo al cuore, e noi stessi lo ignoriamo.”


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Love, and do what you will.”
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Where there is love there is life.”
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Love, love, all the rest is nothing.”
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Hope stole into my heart against my will.”
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Great thoughts come from the heart.”
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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.”
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Tears are shed in my heart like the rain on the town.”
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Here are fruits, flowers, leaves and branches,
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Quotes about passion:


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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.”
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All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”
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Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.”
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The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.”
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There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.”
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.”
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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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