Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues
1715
1747

French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms

Author Quotes

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.

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 perfection of a clock is not to go fast, but to be accurate.

The sterility of feeling nourished laziness.

The perfection of a pendulum is not to go fast, but to be resolved.

The storms of youth are surrounded by bright days.

The philosophy has its modes such as clothes, music and architecture.

The strength or weakness of death depends on the last illness.

The philosophy is the art of life difficult by trying to convince himself of its simplicity.

The tempests of youth are mingled with days of brilliant sunshine.

The pity is less tender than love.

The term is the ability to govern without force.

The prosperity of the wicked kings are fatal to people.

The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.

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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