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Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues

Quote of Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - No man is weak by choice....


Biography - Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues:

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


Note 

Note




Source: Reflexions and Maxims

Wikisource - Œuvres de Vauvenargues (fr) 



No man is weak by choice.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Nul homme n'est faible par choix.

German
Kein Mensch wählt es schwach zu sein.




See also 

See also...



What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.

Reason and freedom are incompatible with weakness.




Quotes for: weakness


Quotes

Quotes about weakness:


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





What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.





Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.





The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.





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





Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.











Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


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.





We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
  





There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.











Quotes

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


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.





Few maxims are true in every respect.





Reason does not know the interests of the heart.





No one is more liable to make mistakes than he who acts only on reflection.












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