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Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

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Biography - Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

French poet and critic.
Born: 1636 - Died: 1711
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France

One can be a hero without ravaging the earth.

One can be a hero without ravaging the earth.



(French, German)

On peut être héros sans ravager la terre.

Ein Held kann man sein, auch ohne die Erde zu verwüsten.

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Quotes for: earth


Quotes about earth:

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Earth laughs in flowers.

You must be very polite to the Earth
And to the sun

For all things come from earth, and all things end by becoming earth.

Act so that the effects of your action are compatible with the permanence of genuine human life.

Quotes for: hero


Quotes for: hero

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

Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.

When great men permit themselves to be cast down by the continuance of misfortune, they show us that they were only sustained by ambition, and not by their mind; so that PLUS a great vanity, heroes are made like other men.

The countenance of bravery has a share in the victory.


Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux also said...

Nothing but truth is lovely, nothing fair.

Often the fear of one evil leads us into a worse.

A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.

Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.

Seek to be counselled, seek not to be praised.

Who lives content with little possesses everything.

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