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 few thoughts synonyms, but many oncoming.

There is nothing that fear and hope does not persuade men.

Those who mock serious addictions like seriously trifles.

We are not born for glory when you do not know the value of time.

We love to the praise that sometimes we do not sincere.

Whatever affection we have for our friends or relations, the happiness of others never suffices for our own.

With kings, nations, and private individuals, the strongest assume to themselves rights over the weakest, and the same rule is followed by animals, by matter, by the elements, so that everything is performed in the universe by violence. And that order which we blame with some appearance of justice is the most universal, most absolute, most unchangeable, and most ancient law of nature.

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.

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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