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Jean De La Bruyere Quotes

A man can keep another's secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others.

A man of the world must seem to be what he wishes to be thought.

A mediocre mind thinks it writes divinely; a good mind thinks it writes reasonably.

A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.

A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.

A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position.

A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.

All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.

All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.

As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before.

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.

Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.

Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.

Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.

Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest ma to do.

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

Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.

He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.

I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found.