When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge it by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)
Source: Les Caractres
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Women run to extremes, they are either better or worse than men.
Source: Les Caractéres, 1688
Contributed by: Zaady
Most men make use of the first part of their life to render the last part miserable.
No road is too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; and no honors are too distant for the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
How happy the station which every moment furnishes opportunities of doing good to thousands! How dangerous that which every moment exposes to the injuring of millions!
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well, nor judgment to hold their tongues.
Source: today’s thought, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection
The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many masters as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortune.
Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late.
Source: The Theophrastus of France, 1688.
Time, which strengthens friendship, weakens love.
Making a book is a craft, as is making a clock; it takes more than wit to become an author.
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