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Top 15 Quotes From Alphonse de Lamartine

Alphonse de Lamartine was born on October 21, 1790. He was a French poet, historian and politician. He is best known for his work “Mediations Poetiques” which was a big success in 1820. Lamartine was elected to the French Academy in 1829. He died on February 1869, in Paris.

Read our collection of quotes by Alphonse de Lamartine and get to know the poet who revolutionise the world of poetry in France.

Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.

Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Alphonse de Lamartine

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.

Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Alphonse de Lamartine

The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.

Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Alphonse de Lamartine

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.

Alphonse de Lamartine

Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind – it is only the difference in the victim.

Alphonse de Lamartine

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

Alphonse de Lamartine

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