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Biography - Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues:

French writer and moralist.
Born: 1715 - Died: 1747
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: France
France


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Source: Reflexions and Maxims

Wikisource - Œuvres de Vauvenargues (fr) 



The passions have taught men reason.

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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Les passions ont appris aux hommes la raison.

German
Die Leidenschaften haben die Menschen die Vernunft gelehrt.




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See also...






Quotes for: reason


Quotes

Quotes about reason:


Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.





Have courage to use your own reason!





There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.





The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.





Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.





The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.











Quotes for: to learn


Quotes

Quotes for: to learn


Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.





I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.





He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”





What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.





Learning to love is why we are here.





It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.











Quotes for: passion


Quotes

Quotes about passion:


Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.





All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.





Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.





The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.





There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.





To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.











Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.





Man is the future of man.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.











Quotes

Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues also said...


No man is weak by choice.





Consciousness of our powers augments them.





The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.





Great thoughts come from the heart.





The storms of youth occur between days of brilliant sunshine.





Few maxims are true in every respect.












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