Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues
1715
1747

French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms

Author Quotes

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.

There is more bad advice caprices.

Those who escape the miseries of poverty cannot escape those pride.

Vice foments war; it is virtue which actually fights. If there were no virtue, we would live in peace forever.

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.

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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