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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

Quote

We should expect the best and the worst from mankind, as from the weather.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims



Note  

Note



Maxim 102


Source: Reflexions and Maxims

Wikisource - Œuvres de Vauvenargues (fr)




Translation  

Translation

(German, French)


German
Wir sollten vom Menschen, wie vom Wetter, das Beste und das Schlechteste erwarten.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Réflexions et maximes

French
Il faut tout attendre et tout craindre du temps et des hommes.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Réflexions et maximes




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Reason does not know the interests of the heart.”
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