More maxims from Vauvenargues

The maxims of the Marquis de Vauvenargues are a mixed bag. But then I could say the same as those penned by Marcus Aurelius. Here’s some more that I read this morning.

One does not gain much by mere cleverness.

Consciousness of our own strength increases it.

You must maintain strength of body in order to preserve strength of mind.

Great men undertake great things because the things are great; find undertake then because they deem them easy.

Too much and too little reserve about our affairs testify equally to a weak mind.

…and perhaps my favourite of his so far:

Few maxims are true in every respect.