Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms

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We do not have enough pride to despise the scorn of others.

What is more embarrassing when you are not born rich, it is proud to be born.

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.

Young people know love rather than beauty.

The world is what it should be for being active, full of obstacles.

There is no man who has sense enough to dow never boring.

Those who fear men like laws.

Vice stirs up war, virtue fights.

We don't have enough time to premeditate all our actions.

What makes it taste mediocre philosophers is that they do not tell us enough of what we know.

Wickedness supposed to taste the evil hidden malignancy wickedness.

The young suffer less from their own errors than from the cautiousness of the old.

There is no point of insult that is unforgiving when it was avenged.

Those who fear men love the laws.

We are almost always guilty of the hate we encounter.

We don't think as well as we act.

What we call human is defined only by ourselves.

Wisdom is the tyrant of the weak.

There are curses that must hide to avoid compromising his honor.

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.

Those who have the spirit that have a taste for the big things and the passion for small.

We are forced to respect the gifts of nature, which study and fortune cannot give.

We have so little virtue, that we are to love the ridiculous glory.

What we dignify with the name of peace is really only a short truce, in accordance with which the weaker party renounces his claims, whether just or unjust, until such time as he can find an opportunity of asserting them with the sword.

Wit cannot take the place of knowledge.

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French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms