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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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The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims



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Note



Maxim 143


Source: Reflexions and Maxims


Translation  

Translation

(German, French)


German
Der Gedanke an den Tod betrügt uns, denn er läßt uns das Leben vergessen.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Réflexions et maximes

French
La pensée de la mort nous trompe, car elle nous fait oublier de vivre.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Réflexions et maximes




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To achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die.”
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There are only three events in a man's life birth, life, and death he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.”
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A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.”
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My trade and art is to live.”
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You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.”
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To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.”
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I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.”
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While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.”
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Philosophize is to learn how to die.”
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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
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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.”
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Great thoughts come from the heart.”
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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
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Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.”
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
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Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.”
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Eloquence is a painting of thought.”
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Culture is what remains when one has forgotten everything we had learned.”
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Happy is he who can forget what cannot be anymore changed.”
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Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.”
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The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice.”
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Life cannot go on without a great deal of forgetting.”
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No man is weak by choice.”
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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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Consciousness of our powers augments them.”
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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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