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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

Reason does not know the interests of the heart.



Note 

Note




Source: Reflexions and Maxims

Wikisource - Œuvres de Vauvenargues (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
La raison ne connaît pas les intérêts du coeur.

German
Die Vernunft kennt nicht die Interessen des Herzens.




See also 

See also...



The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.

The heart has mysteries which no reasoning can penetrate.

The conviction of the mind does not always bring along with it that of the heart.




Quotes for: reason


Quotes

Quotes about reason:


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





Have courage to use your own reason!





There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.





Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.





The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.





Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.











Quotes for: heart


Quotes

Quotes about heart:


Hope stole into my heart against my will.





It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.





Great thoughts come from the heart.





Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.





With most people the heart grows old with the body.





What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.











Quotes for: interest


Quotes

Quotes about interest:


Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of characters; even that of disinterestedness.





All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.





The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.





Though men be much governed by interest; yet even interest itself, and all human affairs, are entirely governed by opinion.





Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.





An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.











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.





The storms of youth occur between days of brilliant sunshine.





Few maxims are true in every respect.












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