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Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues

Quote of Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Ignorance is not lack 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

Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius.



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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.

German
Weder ist Unwissenheit ein Mangel an Geist, noch ist Wissen ein Anzeichen des Genies.




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No man is weak by choice.
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Consciousness of our powers augments them.
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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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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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