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
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Les Caractéres, 1688
Making a book is a craft, as is making a clock; it takes more than wit to become an author.
It is the glory and merit of some men to write well and of others not to write at all.
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's own industry or by the stupidity of others.
To laugh at men of sense is the privilege of fools.
Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well timed.
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