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Born in October 21, 1790 / Died in February 28, 1869 / France / French

Quotes by Alphonse de Lamartine

Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
The people only understand what they can feel; the only orators that can affect them are those who move them.
The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.
There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.
"We have not two hearts - one for the animals, and the other for man... In the cruelty toward the former and the cruelty toward the latter, there is no other difference than in the victim."
Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
Sentiment is the poetry of the imagination.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
Habit with its iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.
If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.