Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues
1715
1747

French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms

Author Quotes

This is a reason to talk a lot to think little.

To have no virtue or no vice is equally without precedent.

We cannot judge life by one rule more false than death.

We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.

When we feel we did not do something to someone estimate, we are very close to hate.

You cannot judge life by one rule more false than death.

There are very few people more sour than those with mild interest.

Those who are not able to please women get corrected.

To possess taste, one must have some soul.

We despise a lot of things for us not to despise ourselves.

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.

The need poisons the evils it cannot heal.

The secret of the lower pleasures of nature through reason.

The war is not so expensive that bondage.

The need to deliver us from the embarrassment of choice.

The sharpness is the genius of the masters.

The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.

The ordinary pretext of those who the misfortune of others is that they want their property.

The skilled person is repelled.

The word courage is fearlessness in jeopardy.

The passions of men have learned the reason.

The spirits often change false maxims.

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

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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