Luc de Clapiers — French Writer born on August 06, 1715, died on May 28, 1747

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. In the history of French literature, his significance lies chiefly in his friendship with Voltaire... (wikipedia)

The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
All grand thoughts come from the heart.
The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.
Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.
Patience is the art of hoping.

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