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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

The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims



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Source: Reflexions and Maxims

Wikisource - Œuvres de Vauvenargues (fr)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Le prétexte ordinaire de ceux qui font le malheur des autres est qu'ils veulent leur bien.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Réflexions et maximes

German
Der gewöhnliche Vorwand jener, die die andern unglücklich machen, ist, dass sie ihr Bestes wollen.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Réflexions et maximes




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Consciousness of our powers augments them.”
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Great thoughts come from the heart.”
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Reason does not know the interests of the heart.”
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