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Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues

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Biography : French writer and moralist.
Born: 1715 - Died: 1747
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: France
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No man is weak by choice.
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The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.
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Consciousness of our powers augments them.
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Great thoughts come from the heart.
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Few maxims are true in every respect.
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Reason does not know the interests of the heart.
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No one is more liable to make mistakes than he who acts only on reflection.
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He who can endure all can dare all.
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We should expect the best and the worst from mankind, as from the weather.
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It often happens that we are respected in proportion as we respect ourselves.
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Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.
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The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.
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Clarity is the good faith of philosophers.
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To achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die.
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The storms of youth occur between days of brilliant sunshine.
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The conviction of the mind does not always bring along with it that of the heart.
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The passions have taught men reason.
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The passions have taught men reason.

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The fruits of labor are the sweetest of all pleasures.
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Those who think they no longer need the help of others become deaf to reason.
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The counsels of old age give light without heat, like the sun in winter.
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The counsels of old age give light without heat, like the sun in winter.

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Reason misleads us more often than nature.
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Intelligence is the eye of the soul, not its strength. Its strength is in the heart, that is, in the passions.
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We discover in ourselves what others hide from us and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves.
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When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it is a proof that it should be rejected.
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Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
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Action creates more fortunes than prudence.
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He who is born to obey will obey even on the throne.
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There are no contradictions in nature.
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The first sigh of childhood is for liberty.
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Necessity delivers us from the embarrassment of choice.
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