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 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.

We must not be timid from a fear of committing faults: the greatest fault of all is to deprive oneself of experience.

When our pleasures have exhausted us, we think we have exhausted pleasure.

Women cannot understand that there are men disinterested in them.

There are no contradictions in nature.

They despise the great designs when not feeling capable of great success.

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.

We can dominate by force, but never the same address.

We promise to provide much give few.

When something can harm us, we need to mock those who turn away.

You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time.

The moderation of great men only sets a limit to their vices. The moderation of weak men is mediocrity.

The reason that philosophers and glory makes heroes, the only virtue is wise.

The traffic does not enrich the honor.

The morals spoil more easily they recover.

The resistance is individual, it refers to any program.

The truth is the sum of intelligences.

The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.

The ridicule is the test of self-esteem.

The ungodly said God: wherefore hast thou made ??miserable?

The most bizarre contradictions enter the same character and form.

The science project is to prevent the difficulties of enforcement.

The usefulness of virtue is so obvious that the bad practice by the interest.

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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