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 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 mind of man is more intuitive than logical, and comprehends more than it can coordinate.

The mind is the soul's eye, not its source of power. That lies in the heart, in other words, in the passions.

Fortune is an exacting mistress.

Hatred of dishonesty generally arises from fear of being deceived.

If people did not complement one another there would be little society.

It is difficult to esteem a man as highly as he would wish.

It is sometimes easier to form a party than to attain by degrees the head of a party already formed.

Let us help the bad reasons to strengthen us in good intentions.

Moderation is weak mediocrity.

Nobody feels like a proper fool, fool people to mind.

Passions have taught men passion.

Self-interest makes few fortunes.

The art of pleasing is the art of deception.

The estimated wears like love.

The hatred of the weak is not so dangerous that their friendship.

The mind does not need to know.

Freedom is incompatible with weakness.

He who can endure all things may venture all things.

If the great thoughts deceive us, they entertain us.

It is difficult to estimate as someone he wants to be.

It is true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has done nothing to equal, sovereign law is subordination and dependence.

Loneliness is the mind that the diet is to the body, is fatal if too long, but necessary.

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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