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Jean Bruyere Quotes


63 Jean Bruyere quotes:



"False greatness is unsociable and remote: conscious of its own frailty, it hides, or at least averts its face, and reveals itself only enough to create an illusion and not be recognized as the meanness that it really is. True greatness is free, kind, familiar and popular; it lets itself be touched and handled, it loses nothing by being seen at close quarters; the better one knows it, the more one admires it."
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes
"A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less."
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes
"It requires more than mere genius to be an author."
"A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably"
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and very polished."
"If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other."
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"A man can keep a secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others."
"There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast!"
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: Music Quotes Mediocrity Quotes
"One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched."
"The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?"
"The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one."
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: French Philosopher Quotes Opera Quotes
"The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest."
"As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid"
Author: Bruyere Quotes Category: Fun Quotes
"One must laugh before one is happy, or one may die without ever laughing at all."
"There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience."
"Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect."
"We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together."
"It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men."
"Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest ma to do."
"Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well-timed."



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