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Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues
(1715-1747) born on
Aug 06
French moralist, essayist. He was noted for his optimistic view of the individual's capacity for goodness.
         
   
F
The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.

R
When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.
A
Men despise great projects when they do not feel themselves capable of great successes.
N
Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.
K
The art of pleasing is the art of deceiving.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Reflpxions et Maximes," no. 479, 1746.
R: "Reflpxions et Maximes," no. 3, 1746.
A: In "Webster's NewWorld Best Book of Aphorisms," by Auriel Douglas, 1989.
N: "Reflpxions et Maximes," no. 458, 1746.
K: "Reflpxions et Maximes," no. 329, 1746.
   


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