Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues on independent thought

La plûpart des hommes vieillissent dans un petit cercle d’idées, qu’ils n’ont pas tirées de leur fond. Il y a peut – être moins d’esprits faux que de stériles.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues in Introduction à la connoissance de l’esprit humain, suivie de reflexions et de maximes, Edition 2, Number 238, (Paris: Chez Antoine-Claude Briasson, 1747), p. 312. First published as Réflexions et Maximes, (Paris: Payot, 1746).

Translations

Most people grow old within a small circle of ideas, which they have not discovered for themselves. There are perhaps less wrong-minded people than thoughtless.
— As cited without attribution on Wikiquote.

Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues Posted on behalf of Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 under Quotations.

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