Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms

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Low depend want to be protected. Those who fear men like laws.

Most people grow old within a small circle of ideas, which they have not discovered for themselves. There are perhaps less wrong-minded people than thoughtless.

Nothing but courage can guide life.

Peace renders nations happier and men weaker.

Shut up and God will speak to you. How do you want it to do when you're so much noise?

The best things are the most common.

The falsest of all philosophies is that which, under the pretext of delivering men from the embarrassment of their passions, counsels idleness and the abandonment and neglect of themselves.

The idea that science can and should be organized according to rules both fixed and universal is unrealistic and pernicious.

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 idle always have a mind to do something.

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.

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Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues
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French Moralist, Essayist, Writer of Aphorisms