Jean de la Bruyere Quotes

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together... view

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Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within... view

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When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman... view

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We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed... view

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One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched... view

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When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman... view

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We should keep silent about those in power.. view

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The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you... view

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The giving is the hardest part.. view

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The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest... view

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The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth... view

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Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father... view

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Out of difficulties grow miracles... view

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We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all... view

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There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking... view

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The court is like a palace of marble.. view

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The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle.. view

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The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things... view

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The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education... view

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The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes... view

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The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love... view

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The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored... view

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If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction... view

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There are only three events in a man's life.. view

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There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste.. view

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There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame.. view

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We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together... view

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They that have lived a single day have lived an age... view

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This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude... view

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Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness... view

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Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker... view

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To be among people one loves, that's sufficient.. view

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Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings... view

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Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty... view

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One must laugh before one is happy, or one may die without ever laughing at all... view

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A slave has but one master.. view

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Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future... view

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Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect... view

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Avoid lawsuits beyond all things.. view

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At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone... view

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As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before... view

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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone... view

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