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You must rouse into people's c...

You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues 244 quotes

The things we know best are th...

The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues 244 quotes

Patience is the art of hoping....

Patience is the art of hoping.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues 244 quotes

Glory fills the world with vir...

Glory fills the world with virtue, and, like a beneficent sun, covers the whole earth with flowers and with fruits.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues 244 quotes

Is it against justice or reaso...

Is it against justice or reason to love ourselves? And why is self-love always a vice?

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues 244 quotes

As it is natural to believe ma...

As it is natural to believe many things without proof, so, despite all proof, is it natural to disbelieve others.

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Whatever affection we have for...

Whatever affection we have for our friends or relations, the happiness of others never suffices for our own.

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Great men are sometimes so eve...

Great men are sometimes so even in small things.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues 244 quotes

If a man is endowed with a nob...

If a man is endowed with a noble and courageous soul, if he is painstaking, proud, ambitious, without meanness, of a profound a deep-seated intelligence, I dare assert that he lacks nothing to be neglected by the great and men in high office, who fear, more than other men, those whom they cannot dominate.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues 244 quotes

You can purchase the mind of P...

You can purchase the mind of Pascal for a crown. Pleasures even cheaper are sold to those who give themselves up to them. It is only luxuries and objects of caprice that are rare and difficult to obtain; unfortunately they are the only things that touch the curiosity and taste of ordinary men.

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Some are born to invent, other...

Some are born to invent, others to embellish; but the gilder attracts more attention than the architect.

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Nothing but courage can guide ...

Nothing but courage can guide life.

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There are men who are happy wi...

There are men who are happy without knowing it.

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When we are sick our virtues a...

When we are sick our virtues and our vices are in abeyance.

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Constancy is the chimera of lo...

Constancy is the chimera of love.

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Despair is the greatest of our...

Despair is the greatest of our errors.

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All that causes one man to dif...

All that causes one man to differ from another is a very slight thing. What is it that is the origin of beauty or ugliness, health or weakness, ability or stupidity? A slight difference in the organs, a little more or a little less bile. Yet this more or less is of infinite importance to men; and when they think otherwise they are mistaken.

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The character of false wit is ...

The character of false wit is that of appearing to depend only upon reason.

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Every thought is new when an a...

Every thought is new when an author expresses it in a manner peculiar to himself.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues 244 quotes

Wit does not take the place of...

Wit does not take the place of knowledge.

Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues 244 quotes

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