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alphonse de lamartine Quotes

Alphonse de Lamartine Quotes

Birth Date: 1790-10-21 (Thursday, October 21st, 1790)
Date of Death: 1869-02-28 (Sunday, February 28th, 1869)



    • O time, arrest your flight! and you, propitious hours, arrest your course! Let us savor the fleeting delights of our most beautiful days!
    • I say to this night: 'Pass more slowly'; and the dawn will come to dispel the night.
    • Let us love the passing hour, let us hurry up and enjoy our time.
    • Love alone was left, as a great image of a dream that was erased.
    • Limited in his nature, infinite in his desires, man is a fallen god who remembers the heavens.
    • What is our life but a succession of preludes to that unknown song whose first solemn note is sounded by death?
    • Experience is the only prophesy of wise men.
    • To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
    • The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
    • Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.
    • A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
    • Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
    • If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
    • 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.
    • There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
    • Our only truth is our sorrow.
    • What crime have we commited in order to be born?
    • God is nothing but a dream word, in order to explain the existence of the world.
    • I am tired of museums - these cemeteries of art.
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