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Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues

Quote of Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Truth is the sun of intelligence....


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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Source: Reflexions and Maxims

Wikisource - Œuvres de Vauvenargues (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
La vérité est le soleil des intelligences.

German
Wahrheit ist die Sonne des Geistes.




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Truth is like the sun. It casts light on everything but does not let itself stared at.

To be able to discern what is true as true and what is false as false — this is the mark and character of intelligence.




Quotes for: truth


Quotes

Quotes for: truth


Love truth, but pardon error.





Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.





The language of truth is simple.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Truth prevails only to the extent that we successfully assert it. The victory of reason can only be the victory of rational people.





Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.











Quotes for: intelligence


Quotes

Quotes about intelligence:


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.





Intelligence has value only in the service of love.





What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.





Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.





Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.





The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.











Quotes for: sun


Quotes

Quotes for: sun


The sun is new each day.





What good is all sunrise, if we do not stand up?





It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.






Education is another sun to those who are educated.





You must be very polite to the Earth
And to the sun






Neither the sun nor death can be looked at without winking.











Quotes

Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues also said...


The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.





No man is weak by choice.





Consciousness of our powers augments them.





Great thoughts come from the heart.





The storms of youth occur between days of brilliant sunshine.





Few maxims are true in every respect.












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