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Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues

Quote of Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Consciousness of our powers augments them....


Biography - Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues:

French writer and moralist.
Born: 1715 - Died: 1747
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: France
France

Consciousness of our powers augments them.



Note 

Note



Maxim 75


Source: Reflexions and Maxims

Wikisource - Œuvres de Vauvenargues (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Das Verstehen deiner Stärken macht sie größer.

French
Le sentiment de nos forces les augmente.




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No one knows what he can do till he tries.




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