Jean de la Bruyere Quotes

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Born: August 16, 1645, Paris
Birth Country: France
Occupation: Author

1.
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
- Jean de la Bruyere

2.
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
- Jean de la Bruyere

3.
At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
- Jean de la Bruyere

4.
Avoid lawsuits beyond all things they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.
- Jean de la Bruyere

5.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
- Jean de la Bruyere

6.
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
- Jean de la Bruyere

7.
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
- Jean de la Bruyere

8.
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
- Jean de la Bruyere

9.
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.
- Jean de la Bruyere

10.
It is boorish to live ungraciously: the giving is the hardest part what does it cost to add a smile?
- Jean de la Bruyere

11.
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men.
- Jean de la Bruyere

12.
Logic is the technique by which we add conviction to truth.
- Jean de la Bruyere

13.
Love and friendship exclude each other.
- Jean de la Bruyere

14.
Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live.
- Jean de la Bruyere

15.
Marriage, it seems, confines every man to his proper rank.
- Jean de la Bruyere

16.
The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.
- Jean de la Bruyere

17.
The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.
- Jean de la Bruyere

18.
The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
- Jean de la Bruyere

19.
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
- Jean de la Bruyere

20.
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
- Jean de la Bruyere

21.
There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured, such as poetry, music, painting, public speaking.
- Jean de la Bruyere

22.
There are only three events in a man's life birth, life, and death he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
- Jean de la Bruyere

23.
There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
- Jean de la Bruyere

24.
They that have lived a single day have lived an age.
- Jean de la Bruyere

25.
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.
- Jean de la Bruyere

26.
Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.
- Jean de la Bruyere

27.
We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
- Jean de la Bruyere

28.
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.
- Jean de la Bruyere

29.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
- Jean de la Bruyere

30.
We should keep silent about those in power to speak well of them almost implies flattery to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly.
- Jean de la Bruyere

31.
We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.
- Jean de la Bruyere

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