Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues
1715
1747

French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms

Author Quotes

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.

The reason deceives us more often than nature.

The things we know best are those that are not learned.

The mind reaches great heights only by spurts.

The reason she blushed tendencies cannot account for.

The thought of death deceives us; for it causes us to neglect to live.

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?

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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