Alphonse de Lamartine - Quotes

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Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated. ---->>>

If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.

If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.

Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim. ---->>>

There is a woman at the begining of all great things. ---->>>

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.

Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven. ---->>>

The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.

The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic. ---->>>

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.

A conscience without God is like a court without a judge. ---->>>

Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive. ---->>>

Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never. ---->>>

Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history. ---->>>

Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day. ---->>>

The people only understand what they can feel; the only orators that can affect them are those who move them. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: October 21, 1790
Birthplace:
Die: February 28, 1869
Occupation: Poet
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Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine, Knight of Pratz (French: [alfɔ̃s maʁi lwi dəpʁa də lamaʁtin]; 21 October 1790 – 28 February 1869), was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic and the continuation of the Tricolore as the flag of France (wikipedia)