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Alphonse de Lamartine quotes (16)

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 and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys.
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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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Sometimes, only one person is missing, and 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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To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
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