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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


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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.




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What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.
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Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.
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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.
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Truth and clarity are complementary.
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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
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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.'
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The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
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The beard does not make the philosopher.
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To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.
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Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
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No man is weak by choice.
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Consciousness of our powers augments them.
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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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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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