Jean de La Bruyere

1645 - 1696

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.

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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.

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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.

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on fortune, interest, and people

The shortest and best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: The Theophrastus of France, 1688.

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on fortune and poverty

There is nothing keeps longer than a middling fortune, and nothing melts away sooner than a great one. Poverty treads on the heels of great and unexpected riches.

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on forgiveness and friendship

Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: Les Caractéres, 1688

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on existence, god, and impossibility

The very impossibility which I find to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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

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