Alphonse De Lamartine

Alphonse De Lamartine

French Poet, Statesman, Historian

Lived from: 1790-1869

Quotes: Alphonse De Lamartine

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    A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
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    Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
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    Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
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    Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
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    Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.
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    If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
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    Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
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    Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
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    Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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    Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.
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    Sentiment is the poetry of the imagination.
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    Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.
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    The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
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    The people only understand what they can feel; the only orators that can affect them are those who move them.
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    There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
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