Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Alphonse de Lamartine

Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.
Alphonse de Lamartine
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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
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Alphonse de Lamartine
The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
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
Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.
Alphonse de Lamartine
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
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
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Alphonse de Lamartine