Luc De Clapiers Quotes

Luc De Clapiers Quotes: When an idea is not robust enough to stand expression in simple terms, it is a sign that it should be rejected.
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Luc De Clapiers Quote: If children had teachers for judgment and eloquence just as they have for languages, if their memory was exercised less than their energy or their natural genius, if instead of deadening their vivacity of mind we tried to elevate the free scope and impulse of their souls, what might not result from a fine disposition? As it is, we forget that courage, or love of truth and glory are the virtues that matter most in youth; and our one endeavour is to subdue our children's spirits, in order to teach them that dependence and suppleness are the first laws of success in life.
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Quotes about Luc De Clapiers: Action makes more fortune than caution.
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Quote about Luc De Clapiers: If passion sometimes counsels greater boldness than does reflection, it gives more strength to execute it.
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Luc De Clapiers Sayings: Necessity moderates more troubles than reason.
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Luc De Clapiers Saying: Men crowd into honorable careers without other vocation than their vanity, or at best their love of fame.
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Sayings about Luc De Clapiers: Simple truths are a relief from grand speculations.
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Saying about Luc De Clapiers: You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.
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Luc De Clapiers Quotes: We are forced to respect the gifts of nature, which study and fortune cannot give.
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Luc De Clapiers Quote: Superficial knowledge ... is hurtful to those who possess true genius; for it necessarily draws them away from their main object, wastes their industry over details and subjects foreign to their needs and natural talent, and lastly does not serve, as they flatter themselves, to prove the breadth of their mind. In all ages there have been men of very moderate intelligence who knew much, and so on the contrary, men of the highest intelligence who knew very little. Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius.
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Quotes about Luc De Clapiers: You can purchase the mind of Pascal for a crown. Pleasures even cheaper are sold to those who give themselves up to them. It is only luxuries and objects of caprice that are rare and difficult to obtain; unfortunately they are the only things that touch the curiosity and taste of ordinary men.
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Quote about Luc De Clapiers: Whoever has seen the masked at a ball dance amicably together, and take hold of hands without knowing each other, leaving the next moment to meet no more, can form an idea of the world.
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