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ALPHONSE DE LAMARTINE
French poet and historian
(1790 - 1869)
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A woman's strength is most potent when robed in gentleness.
      - [Gentleness]

After his blood, that which a man can next give out of himself is a tear.
      - [Tears]

All our tastes are but reminiscences.
      - [Taste]

An artist should have more than two eyes.
      - [Art]

Argument should be politic as well logical.
      - [Argument]

Assassination makes only martyrs, not converts.
      - [Assassination]

At twenty every one is republican.
      - [Republic]

Barbarism recommences by the excess of civilization.
      - [Civilization]

Before this century shall run out, journalism will be the whole press. Mankind will write their book day by day, hour by hour, page by page. Thought will spread abroad with the rapidity of light--instantly conceived, instantly written, instantly understood at the extremities of the earth.
      - [Newspapers]

Bounded in his nature, infinite in his desires, man is a fallen god who has a recollection of heaven.
      - [Man]

Chance often gives us that which we should not have presumed to ask.
      - [Chance]

Civil wars leave nothing but tombs.
      - [War]

Eloquence dwells quite as much in the hearts of the hearers as on the lips of the orator.
      - [Eloquence]

Enthusiasm is the intoxication of earnestness.
      - [Enthusiasm]

Enthusiasm springs from the imagination, and self-sacrifice from the heart. Women are, therefore, more naturally heroic than men. All nations have in their annals some of these miracles of patriotism, of which woman is the instrument in the hands of God.
      - [Heroism]

Esteem incites friendship, but not love; the former is the twin brother of Reverence; the latter is the child of Equality.
      - [Esteem]

Every time that a people which has long crouched in slavery and ignorance is moved to its lowest depths there appear monsters and heroes, prodigies of crime and prodigies of virtue.
      - [Progress]

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
      - [Experience]

Exquisite beauty resides rather in the female form than face, where it is also more lasting.
      - [Beauty]

Fiction is the microscope of truth.
      - [Fiction]

God has placed the genius of women in their hearts, because the works of this genius are always works of love.
      - [Women]

Good manners require space and time.
      - [Manners]

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

History is neither more nor less than biography on a large scale.
      - [History]

History teaches everything, even the future.
      - [History]


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