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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

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Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims



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Note




Source: Reflexions and Maxims

Wikisource - Œuvres de Vauvenargues (fr)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Ni l'ignorance n'est défaut d'esprit, ni le savoir n'est preuve de génie.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Réflexions et maximes

German
Weder ist Unwissenheit ein Mangel an Geist, noch ist Wissen ein Anzeichen des Genies.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Réflexions et maximes




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Ignorance is the mother of all evils.”
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I believe all suffering is caused by ignorance.”
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Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.”
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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”
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The only way to avoid error is ignorance.”
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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.”
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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;”
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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.”
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Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.”
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In fact, every child is to a certain extent a genius, and every genius to a certain extent a child.”
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What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.”
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My books are like water those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.”
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What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”
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The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”
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No man is weak by choice.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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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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