Luc de Clapiers

Luc de Clapiers

Born: August 6, 1715

Died: May 28, 1747

Nationality: French

Occupation: Writer

Biography: Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues was a minor French writer, a moralist. He died at age 31, in broken health, having published the year prior anonymously a collection of essays and aphorisms with the encouragement of Voltaire, his friend. He first received public notice under his own name in 1797, and from 1857 on, his aphorisms became popular.

Source/Notes: In French: "Les grandes pensées viennent du coeur." From: Maxim 127 in Réflexions et maximes ("Reflections and Maxims") (1746)
Source/Notes: In French: "La clarté orne les pensées profondes." From: Maxim 4 in Réflexions et maximes ("Reflections and Maxims") (1746)
Source/Notes: In French: "Les passions ont appris aux hommes la raison." From: Maxim 154 in Réflexions et maximes ("Reflections and Maxims") (1746)
Source/Notes: In French: "Tous les hommes naissent sincères et meurent trompeurs." From: Maxim 4 in Réflexions et maximes ("Reflections and Maxims") (1746)
Source/Notes: In French: "Les grandes pensées viennent du coeur." From: Maxim 127 in Réflexions et maximes ("Reflections and Maxims") (1746)

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Source/Notes: In French: "On promet beaucoup pour se dispenser de donner peu." From: Maxim 445 in Réflexions et maximes ("Reflections and Maxims") (1746)