Jean de La Bruyere

1645 - 1696

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 death and men

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As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid.

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on chance, day, facts, justice, life, mistakes, mountains, people, relaxation, time, and trouble

If I had my life to live over I'd like to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual trouble, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. You see, I'm one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on misfortune and solitude

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

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A Quote by Jean de La Bruyére on stupidity and world

There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's own industry or by the stupidity of others.

Jean de La Bruyere (1645 - 1696)

Source: The Theophrastus of France, 1688.

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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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