Marquis de Vauvenargues Quotes

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Patience is the art of hoping.

hope patience

Admiration, like love, wears out.
— Marquis de Vauvenargues

admiration

Indolence is the sleep of the mind.
Great thoughts come from the heart.

thoughts

Men's maxims reveal their character.

maxims

Emotion has taught mankind to reason.
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Hope deceives more men than cunning does.

hope

More are taken in by hope than by cunning.
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hope

Clearness is the ornament of deep thought.

clarity

One does not gain much by mere cleverness.
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Necessity saves us the trouble of choosing.

necessity

Consciousness of our strength increases it.

Strength

Great men, like nature, use simple language.
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We cannot be just unless we are kindhearted.
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Generosity gives assistance rather than advice.

generosity

Necessity relieves us from the embarrassment of choice.
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The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good.

ability

It is a great sign of mediocrity to praise always moderately.

mediocrity praise

The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
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The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.

labor

Servitude debases men to the point where they end up liking it.

servitude

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
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accomplishment greatness

We should expect the best and the worst from mankind, as from the weather.

expectation

Men despise great projects when they do not feel themselves capable of success.
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jealousy

No one is more liable to make mistakes than the man who acts only on reflection.
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action

Men despise great projects when they do not feel themselves capable of great successes.
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confidence

When thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it's clear proof that it should be rejected.
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ideas simplicity

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.

ambition

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on a man is to endow him with small talents and great ambition.
— Marquis de Vauvenargues
The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambitions.

talent

The mind is the soul's eye, not its source of power. That lies in the heart, in other words, in the passions.
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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.
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Most men grow old in a little groove of notions which they have not originated: perhaps there are fewer crooked minds than barren ones.

originality