Jean de La Bruyere

1645 - 1696

A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on laughter, men, and privilege

To laugh at men of sense is the privilege of fools.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: Les Caractéres, 1688

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on gifts and giving

Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well timed.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: Les Caractéres, 1688

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on children, future, past, and present

Children have neither past nor future; and that which seldom happens to us, they rejoice in the present.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére

We come too late to say anything which has not been said already.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: Les Caractéres, 1688

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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.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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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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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on good

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Between good sense and good taste there is the same difference as between cause and effect.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: Les Caractéres

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on birth, death, life, and pain

There are but three events in a man's life, birth, life and death. He is conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: Les Caractéres, 1688

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