Aphorisms by author: Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues

It is untrue that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality; its sovereign law is subordination and dependence.
By theme : Nature Philosophy
Clearness is the ornament of profound thought.
By theme : Thought
The counsels of the old, like the winter sun, shine, but give no heat.
By theme : Old Wisdom
Patience is the art of hoping.
By theme : Philosophy Wisdom
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one`s opportunities and make the most of one`s resources.
By theme : Life
The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
By theme : Society
The idle always have a mind to do something.
By theme : Behavior Character
Great thoughts always come from the heart.
By theme : Feelings Thought
Everyone is born sincere and die deceiver.
By theme : Death Life
When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.
By theme : Thought Creativity Wisdom
Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
By theme : Feelings Reason
If anyone accuses me of contradicting myself, I reply: because I have been wrong once, or several times, I don`t intend to be wrong forever.
By theme : Behavior Relations
The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
By theme : Evil Person
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
By theme : Behavior Evil Good
Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
By theme : Feelings Person Thought
A liar is a man who does not know how to deceive, a flatterer one who deceives fools; he alone can pride himself on his cleverness who knows how to make skilful use of the truth.
By theme : Behavior Lie Truth
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
By theme : Behavior Relations
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