Marquis de Vauvenargues Quotes
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Patience is the art of hoping.
Admiration, like love, wears out.
Indolence is the sleep of the mind.
Great thoughts come from the heart.
Men's maxims reveal their character.
Emotion has taught mankind to reason.
Hope deceives more men than cunning does.
Clearness is the ornament of deep thought.
One does not gain much by mere cleverness.
More are taken in by hope than by cunning.
Consciousness of our strength increases it.
Necessity saves us the trouble of choosing.
Great men, like nature, use simple language.
We cannot be just unless we are kindhearted.
Generosity gives assistance rather than advice.
Necessity relieves us from the embarrassment of choice.
The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.
It is a great sign of mediocrity to praise always moderately.
The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.
Servitude debases men to the point where they end up liking it.
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
We should expect the best and the worst from mankind, as from the weather.
Men despise great projects when they do not feel themselves capable of success.
No one is more liable to make mistakes than the man who acts only on reflection.
Men despise great projects when they do not feel themselves capable of great successes.
When thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it's clear proof that it should be rejected.
The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on a man is to endow him with small talents and great ambition.
The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambitions.
The mind is the soul's eye, not its source of power. That lies in the heart, in other words, in the passions.
Men are not to be judged by what they do not know, but by what they know, and by the manner in which they know it.
Most men grow old in a little groove of notions which they have not originated: perhaps there are fewer crooked minds than barren ones.