Jean de La Bruyere

1645 - 1696

A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on work, spirit, inspiration, thoughts, standard, judgement, master, and craftsman

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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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on extremism, men, and women

Women run to extremes, they are either better or worse than men.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: Les Caractéres, 1688

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on beginning, love, and lovers

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on desires, failure, labor, and success

He who can wait for what he desires takes the course not to be exceedingly grieved if he fails of it; he, on the contrary, who labors after a thing too impatiently thinks the success when it comes is not a recompense equal to all the pains he has been at about it.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on comedy, life, and tragedy

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on hatred and men

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All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on wishes and world

Every man is valued in this world as he shows by his conduct that he wishes to be valued.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on life and men

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Most men make use of the first part of their life to render the last part miserable.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: Les Caractéres, 1688

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on patience and preparation

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.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on danger, good, happiness, and opportunity

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!

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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