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Alphonse De Lamartine Quotes

(1790-1869), French Poet, Statesman, Historian

There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.

Category: Achievement

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

Category: Cities And City Life

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

Category: Conscience

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

Category: Desire

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.

Category: Experience

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

Category: Grief

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

Category: Habit

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.

Category: Heroes And Heroism

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

Category: History And Historians

Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.

Category: Passion

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

Category: Poetry And Poets

Sentiment is the poetry of the imagination.

Category: Sentiment

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

Category: Speakers And Speaking