Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues
1715
1747

French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms

Author Quotes

We take comfort rarely great humiliation, we forget.

While our joys are short, most of our troubles are not long.

You must maintain strength of body in order to preserve strength of mind.

There can be no contradictions in nature.

Those who can bear all can dare all.

Trade is the school of deception.

We despise the great designs when you do not feel capable of great success.

We will not abandon property that we feel can acquire.

Who gives his speech slightly missing the same.

You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.

There can be no truth which is false in any material spirit of error.

Those who despise the man are never great men.

Trade school is deception.

We did not play long in the minds of others.

We're less offended scorn of fools that be poorly estimated minded people.

Who knows suffering can dare anything.

You people suffer less from their faults (mistakes) than from the prudence of the old.

There does not exist a man sufficiently intelligent never to be tiresome.

Those who do not take advantage of other men can usually accessible.

Vice foments war, virtue battle.

We do not do many great things by counsel.

We're looking for an abettor of his tastes, his companion of his troubles.

Whoever is more severe than the laws is a tyrant.

You will only offend men by praise which suggest the limits of their worth.

The world is a great dance where everyone is masked.

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