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 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 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.

The idle always have a mind to do something.

Give help rather than advice.

He who seeks the glory by virtue requires only what he deserves.

Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius.

It is easier to say new things that reconcile those who were saying.

It is well to be fooled to love the world, if you do not like women, or the game

Low sometimes want to be believed wicked, but the wicked always want to go for good.

Nature has given great men do, and let the other judge.

Nothing endures but truth.

Person is not subject to more mistakes than those who act only by reflection.

Simple truths are a relief from grand speculations.

The boards are easy to practice the most useful.

The favorites of fortune or of fame topple from their pedestals before our eyes without diverting us from ambition.

The lack of ambition, in large, is sometimes the source of many vices; their duties breed contempt, arrogance, cowardice and weakness.

Great generosities produced great ingratitudes.

High place is quick to educate high minds.

I'm always on time for my appointment, so I can leave quickly.

It is easier to say original things than to reconcile with one another things already said.

It often happens that we estimated in proportion as we believe ourselves.

Magnanimity is not accountable to the prudence of his reasons.

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First Name
Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues
Birth Date
1715
Death Date
1747
Bio

French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms