Luc de Clapiers - Quotes

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The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.

The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.

Patience is the art of hoping.

Patience is the art of hoping.

All grand thoughts come from the heart.

All grand thoughts come from the heart.

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources. ---->>>

The art of pleasing is the art of deception. ---->>>

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.

Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.

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

Clearness ornaments profound thoughts. ---->>>

Great thoughts come from the heart. ---->>>

The maxims of men reveal their characters. ---->>>

Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something. ---->>>

One promises much, to avoid giving little. ---->>>

The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures. ---->>>

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.

There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.

Prosperity makes few friends. ---->>>

If people did not compliment one another there would be little society. ---->>>

Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.

Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.

Obscurity is the realm of error. ---->>>

The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good. ---->>>

We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather. ---->>>

Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good. ---->>>

One can not be just if one is not humane. ---->>>

Indolence is the sleep of the mind. ---->>>

Vice stirs up war, virtue fights. ---->>>

When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected. ---->>>

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

The idle always have a mind to do something. ---->>>

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

You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character. ---->>>

Emotions have taught mankind to reason. ---->>>

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition. ---->>>

Those who can bear all can dare all. ---->>>

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

To execute great things, one should live as though one would never die. ---->>>

Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them. ---->>>

Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers. ---->>>

The fool is like those people who think themselves rich with little. ---->>>

The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature. ---->>>

The conscience of the dying belies their life. ---->>>

To possess taste, one must have some soul. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: August 6, 1715
Birthplace:
Die: May 28, 1747
Occupation: Writer
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Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (French: [vovnaʁɡ]; 6 August 1715 – 28 May 1747) was a minor French writer, a moralist. He died at age 31, in broken health, having published the year prior—anonymously—a collection of essays and aphorisms with the encouragement of Voltaire, his friend (wikipedia)