Jean de la Bruyere Quotes

28 Jean de la Bruyere quotes:

"Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates."
"Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father."
"The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things."
"One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories."
"A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself."
"Love and friendship exclude each other."
"Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings."
"Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth."
"There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live."
"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."
"This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world."
"The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love."

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