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Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues

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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

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



Note 

Note



Maxim 142


Source: Reflexions and Maxims



Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Wer Großes vollbringen will, muß leben, als ob er niemals sterben würde.

French
Pour exécuter de grandes choses, il faut vivre comme si on ne devait jamais mourir.




See also 

See also...



The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.

He who would make serious use of his life must always act as though he had a long time to live and must schedule his time as though he were about to die.




Quotes for: to live


Quotes

Quotes for: to live


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





My trade and art is to live.





You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."











Quotes for: to die


Quotes

Quotes for: to die


We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.





I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.





While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.





Philosophize is to learn how to die.





Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.





Remember that you have to die.
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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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