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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

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



Note 

Note




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.

German
Der gewöhnliche Vorwand jener, die die andern unglücklich machen, ist, dass sie ihr Bestes wollen.




See also 

See also...



Those who would do evil never fail to find a reason.

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.

Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.




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Quotes for: others


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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.





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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.





Let the other side be heard as well.
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.











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


No man is weak by choice.





Consciousness of our powers augments them.





Great thoughts come from the heart.





Few maxims are true in every respect.





Reason does not know the interests of the heart.





No one is more liable to make mistakes than he who acts only on reflection.












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