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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

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



Note 

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.

French
La pensée de la mort nous trompe, car elle nous fait oublier de vivre.




See also 

See also...



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

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.

A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.




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.





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: thought


Quotes

Quotes about thought:


Great thoughts come from the heart.





People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.





Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.





Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.





Eloquence is a painting of thought.











Quotes

Quotes for: Forgetting


Don't forget to love yourself.





Culture is what remains when one has forgotten everything we had learned.





It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards.





Happy is he who can forget what cannot be anymore changed.





Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.





Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.











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.





Few maxims are true in every respect.





Reason does not know the interests of the heart.












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