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Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Birthdate: 6. August 1715
Date of death: 28. May 1747
Other names: Luc de Vauvenargues, Luc Clapiers De Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, markíz z Vauvenargues, Luc De Clapiers, Marchese di Vauvenargues

Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues was a French writer and moralist. He died at age 31, in broken health, having published the year prior—anonymously—a collection of essays and aphorisms with the encouragement of Voltaire, his friend. He first received public notice under his own name in 1797, and from 1857 on, his aphorisms became popular. In the history of French literature, his significance lies chiefly in his friendship with Voltaire . Wikipedia

Quotes Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

„It is good to be firm by temperament and pliant by reflection.“

—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Source: Reflections and Maxims (1746), p. 176.

„It cannot be a vice in men to be sensible of their strength.“

—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Source: Reflections and Maxims (1746), p. 187.

„Faith is the consolation of the wretched and the terror of the happy.“

—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

La foi est la consolation des misérables et la terreur des heureux.
Source: Reflections and Maxims (1746), p. 184.

„Young people suffer less from their faults than from the prudence of the old.“

—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Source: Reflections and Maxims (1746), p. 174.

„The thought of death deceives us; for it causes us to neglect to live.“

—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

La pensée de la mort nous trompe, car elle nous fait oublier de vivre.
Source: Reflections and Maxims (1746), p. 172.

„Emotion has taught mankind to reason.“

—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

As quoted in Queers in History : The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays (2009), by Keith Stern, p. 466.

„Those who fear men like laws.“

—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Réflexions (1746).
Variant: Those who fear men love the laws.

„Patience is the art of hoping.“

—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

La patience est l’art d’espérer.
Source: Reflections and Maxims (1746), p. 180.

„To accomplish great things we must live as though we had never to die.“

—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Pour exécuter de grandes choses, il faut vivre comme si on ne devait jamais mourir.
Quoted in Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays (2009), by Keith Stern, p. 466.
Variant: In order to achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die.
Source: Reflections and Maxims (1746), p. 172.

„He who knows how to suffer everything can dare everything.“

—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

Qui sait tout souffrir peut tout oser.
Variant: He who knows how to suffer everything can dare everything.
Source: Reflections and Maxims (1746), p. 176.

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