Alphonse de Lamartine biography

Alphonse de Lamartine

Writer, Author

1790 – 1869

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Who was Alphonse de Lamartine?

Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic and the continuation of the Tricolore as the flag of France.

Famous Quotes:

  • Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.
  • If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
  • Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
  • Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
  • Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
  • Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.
  • A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
  • Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
  • There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
  • The people only understand what they can feel; the only orators that can affect them are those who move them.

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Born
Oct 21, 1790
M√Ęcon
Also known as
  • Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine
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Nationality
  • France
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Died
Feb 28, 1869
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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