Jean de la Bruyere Quotes

28 Jean de la Bruyere quotes:

"The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored."
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"Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property."
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"We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together."
"One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories."
"This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude."
"The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love."
"There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking."
"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."
"Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty."
"Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity."
"We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed."
"Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings."
"We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all."
"Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity."
"A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably."
"A man can keep another's secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others."
"A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself."
"Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late."
"Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates."
"It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues."

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