Jean Bruyere Quotes

63 Jean Bruyere quotes:

"From time to time there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate excellence, who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed a stupendous light. Like those extraordinary stars of whose origins we are ignorant, and of whose fate, once they have vanished, we know even less, such men have neither forebears nor descendants: they are the whole of their race."
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: Excellence Quotes Earth Quotes
"At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone."
"All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone."
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: French Philosopher Quotes Unhappiness Quotes
"Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author."
"It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not."
"The noblest deeds are well enough set forth in simple language; emphasis spoils them"
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"Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property."
"Outward simplicity befits ordinary men, like a garment made to measure for them; but it serves as an adornment to those who have filled their lives with great deeds: they might be compared to some beauty carelessly dressed and thereby all the more attractive."
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"No more we meet in yonder bowers Absence has made me prone to roving; But older, firmer hearts than ours, Have found monotony in loving."
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"Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and beauty"
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"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"
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: Birth Quotes
"The duty of a judge is to administer justice, but his practice is to delay it"
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"There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work."
"It is the glory and merit of some men to write well, and of others not to write at all"
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: Glory Quotes
"A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position."
"A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were."
"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."
"A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought."
"The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love"
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth"
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: Conviction Quotes

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