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Vauvenargues Quotes and Quotations


To achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die.
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
- Vauvenargues | Goals and Ambition Quotes
The mind reaches great heights only by spurts.
- Vauvenargues | Greatness Quotes
Servitude debases men to the point where they end up liking it.
- Vauvenargues | Happiness Quotes
We should expect the best and the worst from mankind, as from the weather.
- Vauvenargues | Homo Sapiens Quotes
The lazy are always wanting to do something.
- Vauvenargues | Laziness Quotes
All men are born truthful, and die liars.
- Vauvenargues | Liars and Lying Quotes
When we are sick our virtues and our vices are in abeyance.
If virtue were its own reward, it would no longer be a human quality, but supernatural.
- Vauvenargues | Virtue Quotes
Vice stirs up war; virtue fights.
- Vauvenargues | War Quotes
Prosperity makes few friends.
- Vauvenargues | Friends and Money Quotes
There are men who are happy without knowing it.
- Vauvenargues | Happiness Quotes
The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambitions.
- Vauvenargues | Acceptance Quotes
There are men who are happy without knowing it.
- Vauvenargues | Forgiveness Quotes
Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice.
When an idea is too weak to support a simple statement, it is a sign that it should be rejected.
- Vauvenargues | Simplicity Quotes
Simple truths are a relief from grand speculations.
- Vauvenargues | Simplicity Quotes
Man never rises to great truths without enthusiasm.
- Vauvenargues | Enthusiasm Quotes
There is nothing that fear or hope does not make men believe.
- Vauvenargues | Hope Quotes
Patience is the art of hoping.
- Vauvenargues | Hope Quotes
If anyone accuses me of contradicting myself, I reply: Because I have been wrong once, or oftener, I do not aspire to be always wrong.
We don't have enough time to premeditate all our actions.
- Vauvenargues | Decisions Quotes
Necessity relieves us from the embarrassment of choice.
- Vauvenargues | Decisions Quotes
No one is more liable to make mistakes than the man who acts only on reflection.
- Vauvenargues | Instincts Quotes
Great thoughts always come from the heart.
- Vauvenargues | Instincts Quotes
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
- Vauvenargues | Right Quotes
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
- Vauvenargues | Motivation Quotes
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
- Vauvenargues | Goals Quotes
There is nothing that fear or hope does not make men believe.
- Vauvenargues | Fear Quotes
There are those who are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything.
Nothing but courage can guide life.
- Vauvenargues | Courage Quotes
He who knows how to suffer everything can dare everything.
- Vauvenargues | Courage Quotes
We don't have enough time to premeditate all our actions.
- Vauvenargues | Getting Going Quotes
Action makes more fortunes than caution.
- Vauvenargues | Getting Going Quotes
Man never rises to great truths without enthusiasm.
- Vauvenargues | Success Quotes
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities, and make the most of one's resources.
- Vauvenargues | Opportunity Quotes
Patience is the art of hoping.
- Vauvenargues | Patience Quotes
Prosperity makes some friends and many enemies.
- Vauvenargues | Prosperity Quotes
Prosperity makes some friends and many enemies.
- Vauvenargues | Prosperity Quotes
Great thoughts come from the heart.
- Vauvenargues | Thought Quotes
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
- Vauvenargues | Motivational Quotes
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
- Vauvenargues | Motivational Quotes
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
- Vauvenargues | Motivational Quotes
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
- Vauvenargues | Motivational Quotes
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
- Vauvenargues | Motivational Quotes
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
- Vauvenargues | Motivational Quotes
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
- Vauvenargues | Motivational Quotes
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
- Vauvenargues | Motivational Quotes


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