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Adelaïde Blaise François Le Lièvre de La Grange
(21 Dec 1766 - 2 Jul 1833)

French military officer.

Science Quotes by Adelaïde Blaise François Le Lièvre de La Grange (4 quotes)

Better to withdraw confidence than measure it.
— Adelaïde Blaise François Le Lièvre de La Grange
From the original French, “Mieux vaut retirer sa confiance que la mesurer”, in Actes de l'Académie Nationale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux (1872), 479. English as in Franz Liszt, The Letters of Franz Liszt to Olga Von Meyendorff (1979), 82.
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The exaggerated politeness touches on pride, because it keeps people at a distance.
— Adelaïde Blaise François Le Lièvre de La Grange
From the original French, “La politesse exagérée touche à l’orgueil, parce qu’elle tient les gens à distance,” in Actes de l'Académie Nationale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux (1872), 479. Translation by Webmaster using Google translate.
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The more wittily a good thought is defined the less it is true.
— Adelaïde Blaise François Le Lièvre de La Grange
As quoted in Franz Liszt, The Letters of Franz Liszt to Olga Von Meyendorff (1979), 82.
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When we ask advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.
— Adelaïde Blaise François Le Lièvre de La Grange
From the original French, “Demander un conseil, c’est presque toujours chercher un complice”, in Actes de l'Académie Nationale des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Bordeaux (1872), 479. Often seen misattributed to Saul Bellow.
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