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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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Maxim 729


Source: Reflexions and Maxims



Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Klarheit ist die Ehrlichkeit der Philosophen.

French
La clarté est la bonne foi des philosophes.




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Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.

Clarity is the politeness of the man of letters.

Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.




Quotes for: clarity


Quotes

Quotes about clarity:


What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.





For it must not be supposed that merely because the justness of an idea has been proved it can be productive of effective action even on cultivated minds. This fact may be quickly appreciated by noting how slight is the influence of the clearest demonstration on the majority of men.





Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.





This dark light which falls from the stars.





The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.





Truth and clarity are complementary.







Quotes for: philosopher


Quotes

Quotes for: philosopher


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





I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'





The beard does not make the philosopher.
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Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.





The philosopher should never forget that he is cultivating an art and not a science.





The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.











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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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