Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues
1715
1747

French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms

Author Quotes

There are men who are happy without knowing it.

There is one rule for minds and bodies: they can only be preserved by continual nourishment.

Those who sell us their honesty, do we usually sell their honor.

We are not greatly pleased that our friends should respect our good qualities if they venture to perceive our faults.

We must all wait and worry all the time and men.

When an idea is too weak to support a simple statement, it is a sign that it should be rejected.

Women and young people develop their separate estimates of their tastes.

There are more great fortunes than great talents.

There may be many truths among men than errors.

To accomplish great things we must live as though we had never to die.

We are too inattentive or too much occupied with ourselves to understand each other. Whoever has seen masks at a ball dance amicably together, and hold hands without knowing each other, to part the moment after to see each other no more, nor to regret each other, can form some idea of society.

We must maintain the strength of the body to keep it in mind.

When beauty reigns on the eyes, it is likely that still exists elsewhere.

Women blush to hear what name they fear nothing to do.

There are more severe than justice.

There would be no errors that die of themselves, made ??clear.

To accomplish great things, we must live as if they would never die.

We are very wrong to think that some fault or other can exclude virtue, or to consider the alliance of good and evil as a monstrosity or an enigma.

We must not be timid from a fear of committing faults: the greatest fault of all is to deprive oneself of experience.

When our pleasures have exhausted us, we think we have exhausted pleasure.

Women cannot understand that there are men disinterested in them.

There are no contradictions in nature.

They despise the great designs when not feeling capable of great success.

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.

We can dominate by force, but never the same address.

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First Name
Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues
Birth Date
1715
Death Date
1747
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French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms