Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues Quotes

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

Obscurity is the realm of error.

Lazy people are always wanting to do something.

We are so presumptuous that we think we can separate our personal interest from that of humanity, and slander mankind without compromising ourselves.

Patience is the art of hoping.

The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.

More are taken in by hope than by cunning.

We are dismayed when we find that even disaster cannot cure us of our faults.

The shortness of life cannot dissuade us from its pleasures, nor console us for its pains.

The wicked are always surprised to find that the good can be clever.