Luc Vauvenargues, Marquis de quotes

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Lazy people are always anxious to be doing something.
The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.
Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
One promises much, to avoid giving little.
The art of pleasing is the art of deceiving.
Most people grow old within a small circle of ideas, which they have not discovered for themselves. There are perhaps less wrong-m ...
Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense t ...
Obscurity is the realm of error.
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