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 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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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on judgment, men, and wit

It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well, nor judgment to hold their tongues.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: today’s thought, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on ambition, fortune, and slavery

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.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on thought

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Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: The Theophrastus of France, 1688.

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on friendship, love, and time

Time, which strengthens friendship, weakens love.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: Les Caractéres, 1688

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on authors, books, and wit

Making a book is a craft, as is making a clock; it takes more than wit to become an author.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: The Theophrastus of France, 1688.

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on glory, men, and merit

It is the glory and merit of some men to write well and of others not to write at all.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: The Theophrastus of France, 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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