Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues
1715
1747

French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms

Author Quotes

Before tackling abuse, we must know if we can destroy its foundations.

Courage is the light of adversity.

Few maxims are true in all respects.

Action makes more fortunes than caution.

Cheerfulness is the mother of projections.

Despair fills not only our misery, but our weakness.

Few men have depth enough to hear or tell the truth.

Addiction is born of society.

Children are … encouraged to be imitators, a course to which they are already too much inclined. No one thinks of making them original, courageous, independent.

Despair is the largest errors.

Few people are modest enough to be content to be estimated at their true worth.

Adversity makes a lot of guilty and imprudent.

Children are taught to fear and obey; the avarice, pride, or timidity of parents teaches children economy, arrogance, or submission. They are also encouraged to be imitators, a course to which they are already too much inclined. No one thinks of making them original, courageous, independent.

Despair is the largest of our mistakes.

Advice the easiest to use are the most useful.

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.

Despair puts the last touch not only to our misery but also to our weakness.

Age can give it the right to govern the reason?

Clarity is the good faith of philosophers.

Disbelief his enthusiasm and superstition.

All grand thoughts come from the heart.

Clearness is the ornament of profound thought.

Diseases suspend our virtues and our vices.

Mercy is better than justice.

The mind is the soul’s eye.

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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