Vauvenargues (1715 – 1747)

Vauvenargues Quote – “We ought never to be afraid to repeat an ancient truth…”

We ought never to be afraid to repeat an ancient truth when we feel that we can make it more striking by a neater turn, or bring it alongside of another truth, which may make it clearer, and thereby accumulate evidence. It belongs to the inventive faculty to see clearly the relative state of things, and to be able to […]

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Vauvenargues Quote – “We are too careless and too self-absorbed…”

We are too careless and too self-absorbed to understand one another. Whoever has seen a masked ball where people dance together in friendliness, then separate and never see each other again, will have some idea of the world we live in. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (1715 – 1747)

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