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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

Intelligence is the eye of the soul, not its strength. Its strength is in the heart, that is, in the passions.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims




Translation  

Translation

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French
L'esprit est l'œil de l'âme non sa force; sa force est dans le cœur, c'est-à-dire dans les passions.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Réflexions et maximes

German
Der Geist ist das Auge der Seele und nicht ihre Kraft; ihre Kraft wurzelt im Herzen, das heißt in den Leidenschaften.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Réflexions et maximes




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Eyes are the windows of the soul.”
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It is spirit that rules the world, not intelligence.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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The conviction of the mind does not always bring along with it that of the heart.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims




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I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.”
René Descartes - Correspondance avec Élisabeth
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Consciousness of our powers augments them.”
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There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.”
Theodor W. Adorno
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I nothing had, and yet enough for youth -
Joy in Illusion, ardent thirst for Truth.
Give unrestrained, the old emotion,
The bliss that touched the verge of pain,
The strength of Hate, Love's deep devotion, -
O, give me back my youth again!”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy
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That which does not kill me makes me stronger.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
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Hope stole into my heart against my will.”
Jean Racine - Phèdre
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Great thoughts come from the heart.”
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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Tears are shed in my heart like the rain on the town.”
Paul Verlaine - Il pleure dans mon coeur
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Here are fruits, flowers, leaves and branches,
And here is my heart which beats only for you. ”

Paul Verlaine - Green
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Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.”
François Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel
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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”
Augustine of Hippo
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Go, nothing is better for the soul
Than to dispel some sadness from a soul!”

Paul Verlaine - Ecoutez la chanson bien douce
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They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.”
Quintus Horatius Flaccus - Epistles
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Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”
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The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.”
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All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.”
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Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.”
Marcel Proust
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There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.”
Denis Diderot
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To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.”
Albert Camus - Carnets
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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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